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All projects requiring the issuance of a water use authorization that have installed approved landscaping and irrigation, shall submit to the Director of PDS a Certificate of Completion that contains the following elements:
(a) A Certificate of Completion on a form provided by the Director of PDS within 10 days after installation, verifying that the landscaping and irrigation were installed as allowed in the approved landscape and irrigation plan, that all approved soil amendments were implemented and the installed irrigation system is functioning as designed and approved. The certificate of completion shall be signed under penalty of perjury by the person to whom the water use authorization has been issued and by a California licensed, landscape architect, civil engineer or architect. Where the water use authorization has been issued to a single family homeowner who either hired a licensed landscape contractor to install the landscaping and irrigation, or installed it themselves, the certificate shall be signed under penalty of perjury by the homeowner and the contractor, or by the homeowner if installed by them. Property owners who designed and installed landscape on their own property shall also be required to sign certificates.
(b) For those single family residential projects required to comply with Section 86.709(b)(10) with an approved Landscape Documentation Package, a copy of the developer/homebuilder signed disclosure statement to be provided to each new homeowner about their obligations to design, install, and maintain their landscapes based on the water budgets established for their lot and their obligations to install and maintain two trees for carbon sequestration, as well as, their obligation to install and maintain vegetated structural BMPs or any other vegetated BMP as applicable, shall be provided.
(c) To the extent applicable, a copy of the HOA's Architectural Guidelines (or similar) indicating that all homes are required to be compliant with the Prescriptive Compliance Option guidelines established on the approved Landscape Documentation Package and instructions to homeowners to submit a landscape plan to the County if they so choose to adjust their water budget calculations.
(d) An irrigation schedule that complies with section 86.726 that describes the irrigation times and water usage for the project.
For new construction and modified landscape projects installed after the effective date of this ordinance, as described in Section 86.703:
(e) A landscape and irrigation system maintenance schedule that complies with section 86.727.
(f) A soil management report that complies with section 86.708 if the applicant did not submit the report with the landscape documentation package.
(g) For new construction and modified landscape projects installed after the effective date of this ordinance, as described in Section 86.703:
(1) the project applicant shall submit an irrigation audit report with the Certificate of Completion that shall include, but is not limited to: inspection, system tune-up, system test with distribution uniformity or emission uniformity, soil moisture test/ observation for drip and subsurface irrigation, reporting overspray or run-off that causes overland flow, and preparation of an irrigation schedule, including configuring irrigation controllers with application rate, soil types, plant factors, slope, exposure, and any other factors necessary for accurate programming.
(2) Photo documentation of all components of the irrigation system and evidence of planting, including residential tree plantings required by section 86.709(b)(10), per the approved Landscape Documentation Package shall be provided.
(Amended by Ord. No. 10224 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12)