Year-Long Level 2 Water Restrictions Start Today – Friday, June 10, 2022

The City of San Diego has started implementing year-long severe water restrictions for all water customers, which will include restrictions on household tasks such as watering your grass and washing cars.

The State Water Resources Control Board, citing instruction from California Gov. Gavin Newsom, has adopted the emergency water conservation regulation by asking water agencies here in San Diego take swift action in conserving California’s water.

As such, City of San Diego water customers will be taking on Level 2 restrictions outlined in the city’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan.

Level 2 Water Restrictions

Water restrictions under Level 2 include all the following actions for City of San Diego customers:

  • Irrigation is prohibited during and within 48 hours of a rain event. 
  • Watering your lawn is limited to no more than three days per week before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. This does not apply to commercial growers or nurseries, nor to the irrigation of golf course greens and trees.
  • Washing of vehicles at residences is prohibited. Washing is still permitted at commercial car washes.
  • Areas with no irrigation system must use a hand-held hose with a shutoff nozzle, a hand-held container, or a garden hose sprinkler system on a timer. 
  • Use of recycled or non-potable water, when available, is required for construction purposes.

The city’s new Level 2 water restrictions apply to not only homes but also to facilities and properties. They will remain in effect for one year.

The city offers multiple rebates for rain barrels and guttersturf replacement, irrigation control systems, and gray water systems, among others. True Lawn Care will help you evaluate your lawn care and landscape to save water. The landscape planners at True Lawn Care are irrigation experts and provide their services throughout San Diego County. From lawn mowing to water-wise landscape design and landscaping with rock – we’ll work with you to design the perfect landscape that will help you SAVE WATER and conserve this most valuable resource.

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If you spot water waste happening, you can report it through the city’s Get It Done app, call 619-533-5271, or email

For more information on Level 2 water restrictions, rebates, and water-saving tips, visit