When can commercial, industrial, institutional properties (schools/churches) irrigate?

Commercial properties may water on Fridays only.

Irrigation systems at commercial properties are larger and are often located in areas in town that are more visual, so it is more noticeable when these properties are not following the Lawn & Landscape Watering Policy. If commercial properties are not following the policy (they are allowed to water Fridays only but not between noon and 5 p.m.), they are subject to the same fines as residential properties and homeowners associations. 

Like residential properties, commercial properties may apply for a special use watering permit for new seed or sod, which allows watering daily for up to two weeks. With this permit, the property must still comply with the no watering between noon and 5 p.m. rule. City staff assesses permit applications and monitors the sites during the permitted time. There is a limit of two permits per year for each property. 

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1. Why was the lawn & landscape policy changed?
2. When did the update two days per week policy go into effect?
3. How do I know which days to water/which watering zone I am in?
4. How were the irrigation zones determined?
5. I have a private well; do I still need to follow the Lawn Watering Policy?
6. When can homeowner associations irrigate?
7. When can commercial, industrial, institutional properties (schools/churches) irrigate?
8. What if I am planting new seed/sod?
9. I’m worried about my grass dying. How can I protect it?
10. What happens if the lawn watering policy is violated?
11. What about other outdoor water uses?
12. How do I reprogram my irrigation controller?
13. What is the one inch of water per week guideline?
14. The 2021 elevated watering restrictions were enforced during extreme drought conditions. Why do we need these policy changes in a non-drought year?
15. I notice properties irrigating on the sidewalk or street. Can anything be done to reduce this?