Water Ordinance 1221 Promotes Water Conservation
The City of Brea has adopted the new Water Shortage Contingency Response Ordinance 1221 on June 1, 2021. Efforts to conserve remain important in order to protect supplies. Wasteful practices are always prohibited under statewide restrictions that have been made permanent.
Make Water Conservation a Way of Life!
- No outdoor watering from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
- Outdoor automated irrigation is limited to only three days per week: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from May to September. Beginning October to April, the watering schedule changes to one day a week: Wednesday.
- Limit watering to 10 minutes per station.
Orange County has been a leader in water issues. Learn more about what is being done regionally in this PSA.
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The City of Brea is also doing its part to conserve water during this extreme drought season. City facilities watering systems have been adjusted to only water functional turf and trees. Functional turf is considered an area of turf grass or lawn that is used regularly for recreational purposes such as sports fields, parks, and golf courses; where turf provides a playing field or where turf is needed for high foot traffic activities. All other areas throughout the City will no longer be watered. Visit City Parks, Landscape & Parkway Trees to learn more about City facility landscaping.
For an irrigation schedule of City parks and further information about landscape areas, please click here.
Get Water Wasters to Adjust It
There should never be a spray of water onto the pavement or into storm drains. Sprinklers might be set on a cycle that runs too long or too frequently. Or perhaps they are not adjusted properly. Sometimes a broken line jets out potable water that makes a mess and is wasteful of a precious resource. What should you do when you observe water waste?
If you can, please contact the property owner and tell them as soon as possible. They should appreciate your courteous notification that can help them save on utility costs. If you don't know who is responsible, please contact the City of Brea water division with the address and time that waste was observed. The property owner can be identified through billing records and city staff will make a contact and help guide them in making needed efficiency adjustments.
Brea's adopted water conservation ordinance includes important restrictions for everyone to follow. If you notice something out of compliance, it is appreciated that you either call the Public Works Department at 714-990-7691. Please note the address along with the date/time water waste was observed so Public Works can follow up.
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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.
Save money and water by participating in rebate programs that may be applicable.