Water-use restrictions in Ventura County

David Snow, left, uses the shovel to cut the 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 by neighborhood.

Emergency regulations took effect statewide, prohibiting water waste and requiring water providers to address a 20% water shortage.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California imposed stricter rules for several communities in Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Those areas need to cut water use by 35% or face a ban on outdoor watering as soon as September.

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

Related:Southern California residents cut water in drought of ‘epic proportions’

Statewide in California

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

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