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“On April 25, 2014, Governor Edmund Brown Jr. issued an executive order (April 2014 Proclamation) to strengthen the State’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions, and called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water. The April 2014 Proclamation finds that the continuous severe drought conditions present urgent challenges across the State, including water shortages in communities and for agriculture production, increased wildfires, degraded habitat for fish and wildlife, threat of saltwater contamination, and additional water scarcity, if drought conditions continue into 2015.”

“On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order that directs the State Water Board to impose restrictions on urban water suppliers to achieve a statwide25 percent reduction in portable urban usage through February 2016; require commercial, industrial, and institutional users to implement water efficiency measures; prohibit irrigation with portable water of ornamental turf in public street medians; and prohibit irrigation with potable water outside newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or micro-spray systems; along with other directives.”

“Water Code section 1058.5 grants the State Water Board the authority to adopt emergency regulations in certain drought years in order to: “prevent the waste, unreasonable use, unreasonable method of use, or unreasonable method of diversion, of water, to promote water recycling or water conservation, to require curtailment of diversions when water is not available under the diverter’s priority of right, or in furtherance of any of the foregoing, to require reporting of diversion of use or the preparation of monitoring reports.”

On May 5, 2015, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Resolution No. 2015-0032 an Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water Conservation, which cites a number of restrictions for water use and sets forth a number of requirements for all water purveyors to implement,  the Pico Water District adopted Ordinance 62 an ordinance to establish water use efficiency requirements and water supply shortage levels in the District’s service area, and set forth a penalty system for violators of Ordinance 62. The following prohibitions and water restrictions are now in effect.

STATE EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS
Prohibited Action by Customers 

  • Using potable water to irrigate ornamental turf on public street medians;
  • Using portable water to irrigate landscapes of new homes & buildings inconsistent with the  California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Using outdoor irrigation during & 48 hours following measurable precipitation;
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water;
  • Using hoses without a positive self-closing shutoff nozzle to wash cars;
  • No excessive runoff when irrigating with potable water onto an adjoining sidewalk, driveway, street alley, gutter or ditch;
  • Using potable water to wash down hard or paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or alleys;
  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape or other vegetated areas between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or Pacific Standard Time, as applicable, on any day, except for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system

Required Action by Water Suppliers

  • Achieve designated conservation standards (25% reduction from 2013 standard)
  • Notify customers about leaks that are within the customers’ control;
  • Report on water use, compliance and enforcement;

Required Action by Businesses (Restaurants, Hotels and Motels)

  • Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily;
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request;

District Watering Requirements

  • Limit watering days to a maximum of two (2) days per week through October;
  • Address number ending in even number – water Monday and Wednesday
  • Address number ending in odd number – water Tuesday and Thursday

 

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Mandatory Water Restrictions

MANDATORY WATERING RESTRICTIONS

“On April 25, 2014, Governor Edmund Brown Jr. issued an executive order (April 2014 Proclamation) to strengthen the State’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions, and called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water. The April 2014 Proclamation finds that the continuous severe drought conditions present urgent challenges across the State, including water shortages in communities and for agriculture production, increased wildfires, degraded habitat for fish and wildlife, threat of saltwater contamination, and additional water scarcity, if drought conditions continue into 2015.”

“On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order that directs the State Water Board to impose restrictions on urban water suppliers to achieve a statwide25 percent reduction in portable urban usage through February 2016; require commercial, industrial, and institutional users to implement water efficiency measures; prohibit irrigation with portable water of ornamental turf in public street medians; and prohibit irrigation with potable water outside newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or micro-spray systems; along with other directives.”

“Water Code section 1058.5 grants the State Water Board the authority to adopt emergency regulations in certain drought years in order to: “prevent the waste, unreasonable use, unreasonable method of use, or unreasonable method of diversion, of water, to promote water recycling or water conservation, to require curtailment of diversions when water is not available under the diverter’s priority of right, or in furtherance of any of the foregoing, to require reporting of diversion of use or the preparation of monitoring reports.”

On May 5, 2015, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Resolution No. 2015-0032 an Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water Conservation, which cites a number of restrictions for water use and sets forth a number of requirements for all water purveyors to implement,  the Pico Water District adopted Ordinance 62 an ordinance to establish water use efficiency requirements and water supply shortage levels in the District’s service area, and set forth a penalty system for violators of Ordinance 62. The following prohibitions and water restrictions are now in effect.

STATE EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS
Prohibited Action by Customers 

  • Using potable water to irrigate ornamental turf on public street medians;
  • Using portable water to irrigate landscapes of new homes & buildings inconsistent with the  California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Using outdoor irrigation during & 48 hours following measurable precipitation;
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water;
  • Using hoses without a positive self-closing shutoff nozzle to wash cars;
  • No excessive runoff when irrigating with potable water onto an adjoining sidewalk, driveway, street alley, gutter or ditch;
  • Using potable water to wash down hard or paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or alleys;
  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape or other vegetated areas between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or Pacific Standard Time, as applicable, on any day, except for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system

Required Action by Water Suppliers

  • Achieve designated conservation standards (25% reduction from 2013 standard)
  • Notify customers about leaks that are within the customers’ control;
  • Report on water use, compliance and enforcement;

Required Action by Businesses (Restaurants, Hotels and Motels)

  • Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily;
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request;

District Watering Requirements

  • Limit watering days to a maximum of two (2) days per week through October;
  • Address number ending in even number – water Monday and Wednesday
  • Address number ending in odd number – water Tuesday and Thursday

 

Pico Water District

Location 4843 S. Church St.
Pico Rivera, CA
90660-2102
Mailing Address PO Box 758
Pico Rivera, CA
90660-0758
Phone: 562.692.3756 Fax: 562.692.5627

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