For quite some time, the City of Exeter has promoted voluntary water conservation measures and has encouraged all Exeter consumers - residential, business and commercial/industrial classifications served by the City's water system – to help spread and balance peak water demands. Voluntary compliance has helped to ensure an adequate water supply and pressure for the entire City's needs, including fire protection.
Due to the increasing severity of the prolonged drought in California, the State Water Resources Control Board has adopted an emergency regulation that will require ALL urban water providers to limit their customers to watering no more than two times per week. The Exeter City Council is reviewing this regulation and is expected to adopt an Urgency Ordinance to comply with this State regulation. Watch for more developments on this issue.
CURRENT Voluntary Watering Guidelines:
Residents are asked to limit watering to the following schedule to help reduce stress on the City's drinking water supply from June 1st to September 30th annually:
- Odd numbered street addresses water only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.
- Even numbered street addresses water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Saturdays.
- No outdoor watering on Mondays to allow the City's system to recharge.
- This program also encourages all customers to turn off their sprinklers on rainy days.
- No watering between 10AM and 8PM