Water Restrictions

No Mandatory Watering Restrictions are currently in place in the Town of Erie.

The Town of Erie's Water Conservation Plan consists of three levels of watering restrictions designed to limit water usage. Level III calls for the highest amount of water savings and would only be required in times of emergencies, whereas Levels I and II encourage conservation and enforce water savings during a drought. The Town encourages voluntary compliance with Level I at all times.  The table below summarizes the water restriction levels.


Level I 

Current Status: Voluntary Compliance

Level II

Level III

Landscape Watering- Single-family homes, multifamily, homes, schools, HOAs, parks, and right-ofwaysLawn watering and drip irrigation allowed twice per weekLawn watering allowed
once per week. Drip
irrigation allowed twice per week.
No lawn watering. Drip irrigation allowed once per week.
Hand Watering of all plants other than lawnsAllowed at all timesAllowed twice per weekAllowed twice per week
New Lawn Exemptions
Seed and Sod
No Restrictions.
Should Level I become mandatory - Permit Required.
Permit RequiredNo new lawns allowed
Public Improvement
Projects: Non-Residential
irrigation taps
No Restrictions.
Should Level I become mandatory - Administrative review on case by case basis.
Administrative review on case by case basisAdministrative review on case by case basis
Car Washing: Not
including commercial car
No restrictionsUse of bucket and
automatic shutoff device
No outdoor car washing
Commercial Car WashingNo restrictionsNo restrictionsMonitored
Non-residential PoolsNo restrictionsMonitoredAdministrative review
Construction WaterNo restrictions. Should Level I become mandatory - Administrative review required.Administrative reviewAdministrative review
Indoor Water UsageNo restrictionsNo restrictionsNo restrictions