On June 16, 2015, the Town Council adopted a water urgency ordinance that adopts water conservation measures for the Town of Los Gatos. The ordinance is scheduled to be in effect through 2016.
The following uses of water are classified as “nonessential or unauthorized” and are prohibited:
1. The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures;
2. The use of a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use;
3. The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks;
4. The use of potable water in fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculating system;
5. The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall;
6. The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments;
7. The irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians; and
8. The irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or microspray systems;
9. Watering with the use of automatic watering systems between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
For more information on water conservation measures, please visit the Drought 2015—Brown is the New Green information page on the Town’s website: www.losgatosca.gov/Drought2015.
To view the Council agenda, staff report and video from the June 16 Town Council action, please click on the link below.