2015 California Water Restrictions

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Water Restrictions
The State of California, which is the owner of the water the District has the right to store and use
for municipal purposes, has enacted water restrictions that apply to all water users statewide.. A
summary of these restrictions is enclosed.
In addition, the State is requiring that the District reduce its water production by at least 25%
compared to production in 2013 on a month by month basis beginning June 1, 2015. Because of
significant leak repair and other distribution system efficiencies, the District believes that it will
be able to meet this 25% reduction requirement without imposing further restrictions, provided
that water users continue to conserve water in compliance the enclosed State requirements.
The District will announce the ongoing status of its water conservation efforts on a monthly basis
along with other information concerning District operations.

www.saveourwater.com for additional ideas about conservation techniques and ideas.

Summary of Relevant State Imposed Water Restrictions
End User Requirements in Promotion of Water Conservation
To prevent the waste and unreasonable use of water and to
promote water conservation, each of the following actions is prohibited, except where necessary
to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a
permit issued by a state or federal agency:
(1) The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such
that water flows on to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways,
roadways, parking lots, or structures;
(2) The use of a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose
is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water
immediately when not in use;
(3) The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks
(4) The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature,
except where the water is part of a recirculating system
(5) The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after
measurable rainfall
(6) The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking
establishments , including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or
other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased
(7)To promote water conservation, operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the
option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. The hotel or motel shall
prominently display notice of this option in each guest room using clear and easily understood
The taking of any action prohibited or the failure to take any action required is an infraction,
punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in which the violation
occurs. The fine for the infraction is in addition to, and does not supersede or limit, any other
remedies, civil or criminal.

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