August 2014 Drought Update - Mandatory Watering Restrictions
On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown issued a formal declaration of a statewide water drought and asking consumers for a reduction of 20% in their water usage.
Stage II: Water Alert - Mandatory Watering Restrictions:
On July 15, 2014 the State Water Resources Control Board adopted “Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water Conservation.”
On August 21, 2014 the Board of Directors adopted Ordinance No. 78 to re-affirm the adoption of Stage II of our Water Supply Contingency Plan. Reglamento en Espanol.
Under a water alert, the District asks customers:
1. For a voluntary reduction of 10% of their water consumption from the previous year.
2. Irrigating may only occur between the hours of 8pm and 6am
3. Prevent water waste from runoff, breaks and leaks
4. Washing down of hardscapes is not permitted
5. Shut Off Nozzles are required when washing a vehicle
6. If you have a fountain or water feature the water must be re-circulated
First Violation - A written warning sent with a copy of regulations
Second Violation - A second written warning with what penalties could be charged
Third Violation - $100 surcharge
Fourth Violation - $300 surcharge
Fifth Violation - $500 surcharge
The District is asking its customers to partner with us to use water more efficiently to help ensure our supply for the future. The District currently offers a multi-faceted rebate program to help customers install water saving devices inside and outside the home as well as offers FREE home water audits.
For more information on conservation tools and tips, to schedule a FREE water audit, as well as our rebate programs please click here
or contact our Water Conservation Department at (909) 875-1804 ext. 300.