SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Citing the continued drought, Santa Fe is imposing outdoor watering restrictions.
The restrictions prohibit residents from watering outdoors between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and no more than three times a week.
Washing vehicles at home is also limited to once a month, and outdoor swimming pools must be covered when not in use.
The rules also prohibit anyone from using a hose or power washer to clean sidewalks, driveways or patios.
Violating the rules can lead to a $200 fine.
City water resource specialist Laurie Trevizo says Santa Fe has been successful over the years in conserving water and her office will continue educating residents this summer. She plans to release a “drought survival kit” in the coming weeks with recommendations for limiting water use.