Water Days

Effective May 1, 2016, Landscape Irrigation Summer Schedule 
Limited to Watering Two (2) Days per Week

The Summer Watering Schedule is effective May 1, 2016, because the regulations were not approved until after April 2016. Next year it will begin April 1, 2017, thus making the Summer Watering Season April 1ST through OCTOBER 31ST 

Water Days & Times

  • If your address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) you may only water your yard on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
  • If your address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) you may only water your yard on Wednesdays and Sundays.
No Landscape watering between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

View the New Mandatory Watering Schedule.
We Need Your Help to Meet State Water Mandates
Water use throughout Riverbank has not declined to the degree necessary to meet the 30% reduction mandated by the State of California.
    Use of your sprinkler system is allowed.

    Please remind your landscape Gardener of this schedule.

    Landscape watering is PROHIBITED at all times on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

    Landscape watering is PROHIBITED WITHIN (48) hours after a measurable rainfall event ends, regardless of the permitted aforementioned summer watering schedule.

    Drip or micro-spray irrigation systems are exempt from the restrictions. 

    Water-wasting violations incur the following fines:

  • $35   - First Violation
  • $200 - Second Violation
  • $300 - Third Violation
  • $400 - Fourth Violation
  • $500 - Fifth and each Subsequent Violation
If you have any questions, please contact the Water Division at 209-869-7128.


Citation Appeal request form must be filed with the City Clerk within (15) days from the date the citation was issued, along with an administrative processing fee of $25.00, which may be refundable.Appeal applications can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office located at 6707 Third St. in Riverbank or here.

Water Appeals Application (Click Here)


The City may grant or conditionally grant a temporary waiver of the restrictions for existing potable water use otherwise  prohibited under the policy. A temporary waiver may also be granted for one-time outdoor activities that require the use of water, such as power washing to prepare for painting, the  establishment of new landscape, new concrete work, etc. Persons requesting a waiver from the  provisions of the outdoor water use policy requirements shall file a temporary waiver application with the Public Works Superintendent or his/her designee.

Temporary Waiver Form (Click Here)


An exemption of the water use policy may be granted or conditionally granted by the City Manager or his/her designee due to extreme extenuating circumstances that would result in undue hardship to a person using water or to a property upon which water is used. Persons requesting an exemption from the provisions of the outdoor water use policy restrictions shall file an application for exemption with the Public Works Superintendent or his/her designee.

 Hardship Exemption Form (Click Here)

Water Use Policy (click here)