Water Supply & Conservation

Brown is the new Green
Due to improved water conditions in 2017, the Avenal City Council amended the City's Water Conservation Measures on April 13, 2017. We request continued assistance utilizing Phase II water conservation measures by all users until further notice.

Watering Schedule


As part of our efforts to conserve water and reduce water usage, a watering schedule has been implemented. Residents are not permitted to water their lawns outside of the hours indicated below:

Addresses ending in odd number


Mondays and Fridays from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM


Addresses ending in even number
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

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Sunday Watering: Both even and odd-numbered addresses may water on Sundays during the hours of 12:00 a.m. -11:59 p.m.

No watering is permitted on any other day.

Requirements for use of water supplied by the City


  • No person, entity or other water user shall wash motor vehicles, trailers, boats and other types of equipment without utilizing a hand-held bucket or hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle for quick  rinses on appropriate watering days
  • No person, entity or other water user shall wash motor vehicles, trailers, boats and other types of equipment without utilizing a hand-held bucket or hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle for quick rinses on appropriate watering days;
  • All homes/apartment complexes with swimming pools require City approval prior to draining or filling pools;
  • No open hose or faucets; all unattended hoses shall have a spray nozzle or sprinkling device; no excessive water flow down gutters/streets or accumulation of water on properties; repair all dripping or leaking hydrants, faucets, pipes, outlets or plumbing fixtures.
**Allowable Uses (Phase II):
  • Reasonable use of potable water for car wash "fundraising" for local non-profit groups, agencies and organizations. Requires approval by the City prior to event;
  • Reasonable use of potable water for small water slides, small pools and other small recreational water toys/activities;
  • Reasonable use of potable water to wash down sidewalks, driveways, drive approaches,
  • Curbs and gutters, clean and/or spray down houses, buildings, etc.

Water News and Updates


On April 1, 2015 the Governor of the State of California, Jerry Brown, signed into effect Executive Order B-29-15 which requires a statewide water usage reduction of 25%. Follow updates here.

For more information about ways you can save water, visit saveourwater.com
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