Does this regulation apply to HOAs?

Yes, but only to non-functional turf on property the homeowners’ association (HOA) owns, not residences. While an individual’s property is considered residential, property owned and maintained by an HOA is considered the same as landscapes owned and maintained by commercial or institutional entities. This means that the regulation does not prevent homeowners from irrigating turf; it prohibits the irrigation of non-functional turf (with potable water) on property an HOA owns. However, the regulation does not ban the irrigation of turf used for recreation or community activities.

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1. What water uses are prohibited?
2. What is potable water?
3. Who does this apply to?
4. Are these exceptions from the prohibitions?
5. Can communities still water tress?
6. Who enforces the prohibitions?
7. Where can I report water waste violations?
8. Are there restrictions on filling swimming pools?
9. Where can I find the state's adopted emergency regulation?
10. What is "non-functional turf"?
11. Does the non-functional turf irrigation ban apply to residential properties?
12. Are there any exceptions to the non-functional turf irrigation ban?
13. Who decides if turf is functional?
14. Does the regulation affect trees? Do urban trees need to be watered?
15. What actions may a water supplier or local government (or any entity already authorized to enforce infractions) take to enforce violations of the regulation? What actions may the Board take?
16. Can HOAs or cities enforce their landscaping guidelines that conflict with homeowners’ drought responses?
17. Does this regulation apply to HOAs?