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Watering ban exemptions
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Current exemptions to the watering ban for commercial use include:

Professionally certified or licensed landscapers, golf course contractors and sports turf landscapers: During installation and 30 days following installation only. Professional landscapers must be certified or licensed for commercial exemptions to apply.

Irrigation contractors: During installation and as needed for proper maintenance and adjustments only.

Sod producers

Ornamental growers

Fruit and vegetable growers

Retail garden centers



Construction sites (to establish vegetative cover after earth moving)

Producers of food and fiber

Car washes

Water needed to sustain daily business.

Watering-in of pesticides and herbicides on turf.

For complete rules, regulations and exemptions, visit, click on "Outdoor Water Use Schedule" and then click on "Rules for Outdoor Water Use."

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