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Brea's Water Ordinance Sets Guidelines for Use
For many years, the City of Brea has been mindful of the limits of supply and the responsibility to properly manage water as an essential resource. Guidelines contained in a 2009 City of Brea ordinance have proven to be important in responding to record drought patterns that have since emerged. Scan through helpful articles on this website and link to other sites that detail various programs through regional water authorities.

Get Water Wasters to Adjust It

We've all seen them out there - sprinklers set on a cycle that runs way too long or too frequently. First, they shower a garden or lawn area, which becomes over saturated, and next, streams of water start flowing over the curbs and into the streets. Or a broken line jets out potable water for no direct purpose. It makes a mess and is quite wasteful of a precious resource. What should you do?

If you know the homeowner or business, please let them know. They should appreciate your courteous personal notification that helps them save on utility costs. If you don't know who is responsible for water waste, please contact the City of Brea water division with the address. A property owner can be identified through billing records and city staff will make contact and guide them in making needed efficiency adjustments to their sprinkler system. 

The adopted water conservation ordinance includes important restrictions for everyone to follow. If you notice anyone out of compliance it is appreciated that you either call the Public Works Department at 714-990-7691 or send a report about the noted violation. If sending an email, please note the address along with the date/time water waste was observed.
 
• Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station, per day.  
• Automatic sprinklers can not be scheduled to run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. because of evaporation loss. 
• Excessive water flow and runoff into curbs and storm drains is prohibited. 
• Hosing down hardscape or paved surfaces is never permitted. Use a broom or blower instead.

Under the conservation ordinance, automated outdoor irrigation is limited to only one day per week from the months of November through March. Hand watering of ornamental gardens, using a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle or a watering can, is allowed on other days.

Be Smart About Toilets and Drains
Your toilet is not a trash can. Be smart about what not to flush down a toilet or drain. It's part of your responsibility to care for water quality. Plus, you just may be able to avoid a nasty clog or spill.

Ongoing Rebates
Save money and water by participating in rebate programs that may be applicable.

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