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The Water Conservation office administers several regulations related to water conservation throughout the water service area. These regulations are set forth in City and County codes.


Sold House   Plumbing Fixture Retrofit Regulations
City and county codes require all properties that transfer within the Santa Cruz water service area to verify that they high efficiency toilets, urinals, and showerheads.
low water use landscape Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
The City of Santa Cruz requires certain development projects, including most new developments, to meet low water use landscape standards.
Example of water waste

Water Waste Regulations
In effect at all times, Chapter 16.01 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code defines and prohibits wasteful and unproductive water uses.

 Water restrictions   Water Shortage Restrictions and Regulations
These regulations go into effect when the City of Santa Cruz declares a water shortage. The restricitons prohibit certain water uses in addition to the Water Waste Regulations in effect at all times.





Last updated: 6/18/2014 4:29:19 PM