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Burbank Moves to One-Day Per Week Outdoor Watering Schedule Starting November 1, 2022

Burbank, CA (October 18, 2022) – In response to Stage III of the Sustainable Water Use Ordinance, the City of Burbank will move to a one-day per week outdoor watering schedule starting Tuesday, November 1, 2022. This ordinance limits potable water usage for outdoor watering due to the California drought. During the colder months of November through March, outdoor irrigation will be allowed on Saturdays only. 
Pursuant to the new watering schedule, outdoor watering with irrigation will be allowed Saturdays before 9:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m., for up to 15-minutes per irrigation station. Attended hand watering continues to be allowed any day of the week, but must be done before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.  

Drip and low-flow irrigation systems are exempt from the 15-minute rule but must comply with the one-day-per-week watering day. Locations that use recycled water are exempt from the Stage III watering restrictions.  
Additional requirements for the Stage III watering schedule include:  

  • The use of outdoor evaporative cooling devices, such as misters, is prohibited.
  • Swimming pools, wading pools, and spas must be covered when not in use to decrease water evaporation. Burbank Water and Power (BWP) offers a $50 bill credit to residents for pool covers. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/pool-cover-credit. 

To learn more about Burbank’s water schedule or to find water-saving programs to help conserve water, please visit the BWP website at BurbankWaterAndPower.com/drought 


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About Burbank  
Burbank is a diverse community of 106,800 residents. Billed as the “Media Capital of the World”, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered in Burbank including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Netflix Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios. With the Hollywood Burbank Airport located within the City, Burbank is a go-to destination for business and tourism. Additionally, Burbank is known for its walkable and safe neighborhoods, well-run school district, and “small town” charm. 
About BWP 
BWP is a community-owned utility that provides reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and electric services to more than 55,000 residential and business customers in the City of Burbank. BWP has been operating for over 100 years, including nine years as an APPA RP3 Diamond level provider.  
Burbank Water & Power Media Contact 
Jeannine Edwards 
Assistant General Manager, Sustainability, Marketing and Strategy  
Phone: (818) 238-3856 
Email: jjedwards@burbankca.gov 

Published on: October 18, 2022
07:50 AM