Retrofit Requirements

Requirements for new construction to include the installation of zero water use urinals, high-efficiency toilets; high-efficiency clothes washers, water-efficient landscaping, and ET-based irrigation controls.

Download or View the Water Conservation Ordinance — Ordinance #40 (PDF)

To learn more about the requirements for New Construction including hot water recirculation systems, high-efficiency appliances and fixtures, and landscape and irrigation design, download or view: Engineering Procedures Guidelines and Design Requirements

For more specific information on landscaping and irrigation systems to be installed in our District, download or view: Design Criteria for Landscaping and Irrigation Systems and Design Criteria for Recycled Water Facilities (Irrigation Systems).

For your convenience, the landscape forms required for New Construction are available for downloading at the following link: Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Documents

Retrofit Requirements for Property Transfers/Sales

The following plumbing retrofits are required, prior to the close of title, for the sale or transfer of existing residential or commercial property.

Residential Retrofit Requirements

All toilets must be retrofitted with toilets with a maximum flush capacity of 1.6 gallons per flush or less. No flush devices or conversion devices of any other kind will be accepted.

All showerheads must be retrofitted with low-flow showerheads with a maximum flow capacity of 2.5 gallons per minute or less. Installing flow restrictors in existing showerheads does not satisfy the requirement.

Commercial Retrofit Requirements

Conventional urinals must be replaced with zero-water-use urinals.

Conventional clothes washers must be replaced with high-efficiency clothes washers.

All toilets must be retrofitted with toilets with a maximum flush capacity of 1.6 gallons per flush or less. No flush devices or conversion devices of any other kind will be accepted.

All showerheads must be retrofitted with low-flow showerheads with a maximum flow capacity of 2.5 gallons per minute or less. Installing flow restrictors in existing showerheads does not satisfy the requirement.

Once the property has been retrofitted, please call the District at (831) 384-6131 to schedule a Water Conservation Certification inspection.

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