Restrictions on water use in Ventura County

David Snow, left, uses the shovel to cut grass as his son Sam Snow rolls it up at a house in Moorpark on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

After California’s record dry start to the year, efforts to conserve water have created a patchwork of rules for residents that sometimes vary by city or even neighborhood.

Emergency regulations have come into effect statewide, banning water waste and requiring water suppliers to address a 20% water shortage.

Meanwhile, Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District has imposed stricter rules for several communities in Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties. Those areas must reduce their water use by 35% or face a ban on outdoor irrigation as early as September.

Here’s what the rules in Ventura County mean. Some cities have several water suppliers. You can find your water supplier here.

Related:Southern California residents cut water in drought of “epic proportions”

Throughout the state of California

At a minimum, all areas fall under California’s emergency regulations which include:

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