Water Flow Escape
Let's Protect Our Streets!
Water is not to escape or flow within the right-of-way
from sprinklers, pools, or irrigation. This wastes water, can create
hazardous conditions, and cause damage to streets. It is unlawful to willfully
or negligently permit or cause the escape of a flow of water in such a
quantity as to cause flooding, to impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic or
cause damage to the public streets of the City.
Backwashing your pool or letting your sprinklers spray
excessively into the streets damages our public rights-of-way. By keeping
street repairs to a minimum, the City saves money. By not over watering your
landscaping, you can conserve water.
To protect scarce water resources, the City passed a Water Waste Ordinance
making it illegal to let hundreds of gallons run down the street or into
someone else's property. Some of the following water waster violations cited
by Code Compliance include: