Watering Schedule

Effective June 1, 2017

Address Approved Watering Days
Odd Numbers Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
Even Numbers Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Outdoor water use prohibited daily from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. and no outdoor water use on Monday.

Watering Restrictions

  • Use of drip irrigation and hand watering of trees and shrubs with use of a positive shutoff nozzle is permitted at any time
  • Car washing is permitted with use of a positive shutoff nozzle
  • Hosing concrete areas, building exteriors, etc. is prohibited except for health/safety concerns or for maintenance/construction purposes, with use of a positive shutoff nozzle
  • Water leaks must be repaired within 24 hours
  • Restaurants and food service establishments prohibited from serving water except upon request
  • No irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable rain
  • Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.
  • Outdoor watering must be kept on your property…avoid water runoff

For more information, you can contact the water conservation program at 209-342-2246 or review the following websites:

Penalties for Water Waste

Violation Fine
First Notice of Violation Written notice of violation, no fine issued
Second Notice of Violation $150.00
Third Notice of Violation $250.00
Subsequent Violations $500.00
ATTENTION: Turlock, Grayson, and Ceres Walnut Manor
Important Note: Outlying water systems owned by the City will remain under Stage II restrictions through October 2017 because they are supplied solely by groundwater from outside the Modesto sub-basin. These include the Turlock, Grayson, and Ceres Walnut Manor water systems