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When drought restrictions are in effect, there may be occasional situations where watering rules cannot be reasonably followed. In these circumstances a variance to the city ordinance may be requested. Variance requests are carefully reviewed and not all requests are granted.
The 2013 Drought Ordinance allows for a variance process for different categories of water features to be operated with conservation in mind.
Those who install new landscapes during drought periods may apply for a variance to request additional watering days. This includes new property construction. Beautification landscape projects that include aesthetic changes to existing landscapes do not qualify for a variance.
Caretakers of athletic fields who need to maintain a safe playing surface should request a variance to the ordinance. Specific additional watering days may be granted to keep playing surfaces safe.
Through a professional irrigation system audit, owners of large properties may demonstrate they cannot run all of their irrigation stations simultaneously on their specified watering day.