What is "runoff" and why is it prohibited?

Runoff is water that flows off of the landscape, often due to overwatering. Runoff is prohibited because water is being wasted running down the sidewalks, driveways, streets, and into the gutter. In addition to wasting water, this practice is prohibited because of trip hazards and the runoff picks up additional materials that pollute the storm drain system.

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1. How much does La Verne need to save?
2. What do I do when I see water being wasted or a regulation being violated?
3. Do you offer any rebates or programs to help cover the cost of appliances, irrigation equipment, or anything else to help homeowners reduce water consumption?
4. How often should I water my grass/landscaping?
5. What is "runoff" and why is it prohibited?
6. Does the City offer financial assistance to fund repairs of broken pipes, toilets, sprinklers or anything else that might waste water?