IRRIGATION: Automatic spray irrigation systems can be used from midnight to 5 a.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight. Nonautomatic systems can be used from midnight to 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight.

* Watering by either system is allowed Wednesdays and Sundays for even-numbered addresses and Tuesdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered addresses.

* Watering by hand-held, hose-end watering devices is allowed between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. any day. Irrigate only if plants need water.

LEAKS: Leaking water services or plumbing must be repaired within 24 hours of written notification.

OUTDOOR SURFACES: Do not wash sidewalks, patios, decks, driveways or building exteriors. Does not apply to washing of areas to maintain public health and sanitary conditions or to properties using nonpotable water. In December, the council approved an exemption for pressure washing businesses.

POOLS: No swimming or wading pools may be filled, except for newly constructed pools, spas, tubs and whirlpools, which may use water during construction so long as it is from a permanent city-metered service and which may be filled one time after completion by the contractor for testing purposes only. The water level in any swimming or wading pool filled prior to the effective date ... may be supplemented only to the extent necessary to provide for proper operation and sanitary pool conditions.

VEHICLES: May be washed only at professional car washes.

HOSPITALITY: Water will not be served in public restaurants except upon request. Hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts will ask guests who are spending more than one night to use their towels and bed linens more than once between launderings.


$200 for first offense; $1,000 for second offense; third offense results in loss of service.

To report violations, call Raleigh's public utilities department at 857-4540.