Cleaning Hard Surfaces
No use of potable water for hosing of sidewalks, driveways, and other hardscapes.
Motor Vehicle Washing
No use of a hose without a positive shutoff nozzle for:
- Washing cars, buses, boats, aircraft, trailers or other vehicles or mobile equipment;
- Watering outside plants, lawn, landscape, and turf areas.
No use that results in flooding or runoff in gutters, waterways, patios, sidewalks, driveways, or streets;
Do not use Potable Water for watering or irrigation of any plants, lawn, grass, landscaping or turf areas except between the hours of 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 a.m. and for no more than four (4) days during any seven-day period. The days of watering are based on street address:
- Address Ending in Odd Number: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
- Address Ending in Even Number: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
- No address: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
Do not apply Potable Water to any outdoor plants, lawn, grass, landscaping or turf areas during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
No use through broken or defective plumbing, sprinkler, watering, or irrigation systems.
Water Features and Fountains
Do not use Potable Water for cleaning, filling, or operating water features, such as decorative fountains, except where the water is part of a recirculating system.
Pools & Spas
Pools and spas shall be covered when not in use to prevent evaporation.
Do not use Potable Water for construction purposes including dust control and compaction.
No use of potable water for outdoor irrigation in newly constructed homes and buildings, except with drip or microspray irrigation systems.
Serving Drinking Water
The serving of drinking water is prohibited other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased.
To get more information on the drought, water use restrictions, or to report water waste call the City of Milpitas Water Conservation Hotline at 408-586-2666, or visit SaveWaterMilpitas.org