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Posted on: March 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] New Watering Schedule

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New Watering Schedule is Effective April 1st, 2019 until October 31st, 2019.  

Approved Watering Days
Odd NumbersWednesday, Friday, Sunday
Even NumbersTuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Outdoor water use prohibited daily from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. and no outdoor water use on Monday, Thursday or Friday.  


City of Modesto Customers in Modesto, Salida and Empire

  • Odd-numbered addresses watering days are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday U  Even-numbered addresses watering days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • No outdoor water use on Monday and daily between 12:00pm and 7:00pm (*refer to exceptions below)
  • Use of drip irrigation, hand watering of trees, shrubs and car washing with use of a positive shutoff nozzle is permitted at any time
  • Hosing concrete areas, building exteriors, etc. is prohibited except for health/safety concerns or for maintenance/construction purposes, with use of a positive shutoff nozzle
  • Water leaks must be repaired within 24 hours
  • No irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable rain (.01 inch). For measurable rain data refer to
  • Outdoor watering must be kept on your property…avoid water runoff

Important Note: Outlying water systems owned by the City will remain on a two day watering schedule because they are solely supplied by groundwater wells. These include the Turlock, Grayson, Ceres Walnut Manor & Del Rio water systems.

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Current Watering Schedule
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