In response to drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board directed all water utilities in California to implement additional water conservation measures.

Helix’s additional, voluntary water conservation measures are listed below. We are pleased to report that most of our customers already use these measures in their landscapes.

“Since the 1990s, Helix customers have reduced their water use by almost half through their commitment to using water efficiently,” said Helix Board President Kathleen Coates Hedberg. “We appreciate your efforts and encourage everyone to keep up the good work.”

In fact, over the last 30 years, Helix and the other water utilities in the San Diego region invested $3 billion in water conservation and new water supplies. We have the water we need, even in dry years like this one, for decades to come.

Water Conservation Measures

  • Water landscaping before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
  • Water landscaping up to three days per week – customers may choose which days work best for them.
  • Limit landscape watering to 10 minutes per station per day unless you are using drip/micro irrigation, stream rotors, rotating nozzles or a weather-based irrigation controller.
  • Use a hose and automatic shutoff nozzle when watering by hand.
  • Use recirculated water in fountains.
  • Repair all leaks within five days.

The state also banned watering of decorative lawns at commercial, industrial and institutional properties, including homeowner association common areas. This does not apply to residential lawns, sports fields, school fields or areas regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events.

The state may require mandatory conservation if drought conditions worsen. Check out our Sustainability menu at for tips, rebates and more to help you save water.




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