Due to the drought conditions throughout the state, the District is now experiencing extreme drought conditions at the well sites. The groundwater levels are continuing to drop causing the implementation of the District’s water restrictions. In order to provide essential water services to customers these restrictions must be followed:
Stage 2 Water Shortage Conditions
1. Water Use Restrictions Applicable to Retail Water Customers. At the discretion of and upon the authorization by the District’s Board of Directors, the Operator shall implement the water allocation provisions of Section IX of this Plan. Additionally, the following water use restrictions shall apply to all Retail Water Customers and violators shall be subject to the surcharges set forth in Section X of this Plan:
(a) Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to (a) Thursdays and Sundays for Retail Water Customers with an Even Numbered Address, (b) Tuesdays and Saturdays for Retail Water Customers with an Odd Numbered Address, and (c) Thursdays and Sundays for Retail Water Customers responsible for watering common areas. Irrigation of landscaped areas is further voluntarily limited to between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s). However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose equipped with a functioning positive shut-off device, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.
(b) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s). Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a handheld hose equipped with a functioning positive shut-off device. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be granted a variance from this restriction in accordance with Section XI of this Plan if the health, safety, or welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
(c) Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any Aesthetic Water Use is prohibited except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s).
(d) Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
(e) Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the District.
(f) Use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways is prohibited except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s). However, if the golf course utilizes a water source for irrigation other than that provided by the District’s potable water supply system, the golf course shall not be subject to this restriction.
(g) All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to their patrons except when requested.
(h) To the extent not other 1 wise provided or otherwise in conflict with any of the above, all other Non-essential Water Uses are prohibited.