Drought Center

U.S. Drought Monitor classifies San Diego County in moderate drought, the state’s largest reservoirs are well below average, and snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada are at historic lows.

In response to worsening water supply conditions throughout the Southwest and to meet the Emergency Regulations issued by the State Water Resources Control Board; Santa Fe Irrigation District has implemented Level 2 reduction actions to meet state guidelines and to increase water conservation measures.

We encourage all customers to utilize My Water Use Portal to track usage and setup alerts.


Level 2 restrictions are as follows:

  • Irrigation of residential, commercial, nursery and grower’s products before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. only. This includes commercial landscape that does not include turf and commercial customers on recycled water.
  • No watering of paved surfaces (sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or patios, etc.) except when necessary for safety or sanitation hazards.
  • Water waste from inefficient landscape irrigation such as runoff, overspray, etc. is prohibited.
  • Vehicles should be washed using a bucket and positive shutoff nozzle, mobile high pressure/low volume wash system or at a commercial site that re-circulates water on-site.
  • Leaks should be repaired within 5 days of notification by the District.

In addition, the State Water Resources Control Board has prohibited the irrigation of ornamental turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional sites unless recycled water is used.

At this time, the District will be focused on education and outreach. This includes informing customers on potential ways to save and trying to eliminate wasteful water practices.

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