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mandatory water use restrictions (UPDATED)

October 23, 2007 8:50 am by

Due to continuing dry weather patterns causing low water levels in the James River, the City of Richmond is enforcing mandatory water conservation measures. Limits are in effect on how often residents can water lawns and gardens and wash cars. UPDATED 10/23: Vehicle washing is limited to one day per week using a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. Paved area washing is prohibited except for health and safety reasons. [via]

Established landscaping and gardens: No watering on Mondays.

Odd property addresses: Water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Even property addresses: Water only on Wednesday, Friday and Sun.

(Odd/even designation is determined by the last digit of address number.)

Bucket watering (five gallons maximum) is permitted at all times.

New landscaping: Unrestricted watering allowed for the first 10 days after planting, then limited to the “Established Landscaping and Gardens” measures.

Vegetable gardens: Watering is limited to any two days per week and between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. on any day. Bucket watering is unrestricted.

Washing paved areas, such as streets, driveways, patios, walkways, etc.: Washing is limited to two days per week. Unrestricted washing is allowed for immediate health and safety concerns.

Vehicle washing (commercial businesses are exempt): Vehicle washing is limited to two days per week


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