Santa Fe businesses have contributed to the city's success in conserving water. Businesses can take steps beyond the city rules to improve your bottom line. Just like residential water customers, businesses that save water also save money.
Public, semi-public and governmental entities are required to post water conservation signs in restrooms and shower facilities. The Santa Fe Water Conservation offers signage to Santa Fe businesses at no charge (see the new 2017 signage examples below).
OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO BE AWARE OF:
- Outdoor irrigation is prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm from May 1 through October 31.
- It’s recommended that irrigation systems be shut down for the winter on or before November 1.
- Using water to clean hard surfaces with a hose or power washer is prohibited (e.g. driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, outdoor eating areas).
Please train your staff about these requirements, incorporate this information into new employee training and post signage to educate your customers.
Please note that repeated water conservation violations are subject to citations ranging from $20 to $200.