Bakersfield Community News

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  • Bakersfield Community Events

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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Retirees Pickup

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Planning Commission Meeting

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Weekly low-cost vaccine clinic

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Special Meeting

    11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Polar Bear Plunge @ McMurtrey Aquatic Center

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Legislative and Litigation Committee Meeting

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Oversight Board to the Successor Agency of the Dissolved Bakersfield Redevelopment Agency

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan Scoping Meeting

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Retirees Pickup

    3:30 PM
    City Council Meeting

    5:15 PM
    City Council Meeting

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Weekly low-cost vaccine clinic

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    6:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    A Riverbed Runs Through It Half Marathon @ The Park at River Walk

    Drought

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    What's new with the drought?

    Wha's New with the Drought?Despite the cooler weather and recent rain events, the City of Bakersfield and the State of California are entering the 6th consecutive year of drought conditions.

    Water users within the City are still required to alternate watering days based on the property address. Violations of the City's water conservation regulations may result in fines of up to $1,000 per occurrence.

    City Water Use Regulations

    • Water users with EVEN addresses may water on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    • Water users with ODD addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
    • All outside irrigation is prohibited on Mondays.
    • Outside irrigation that causes water to flow onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, sidewalks, and/or gutters is strictly prohibited.
    • Outside irrigation is advised to be done before 6:00 pm and before 9:00 pm.

    Outside Irrigation Usage Fines

    Bakersfield Municipal Code 14.02.035

    First Offense $50
    Second Offense $150
    Subsequent Offense in a calendar year $250 to  $1,000

    More Drought Resources

    Water users with EVEN addresses may water on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday only.
    Water users with ODD addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only.
    All outside irrigation is prohibited on Mondays
    Outside irrigation that causes water to flow onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, sidewalks, and/or gutters is strictly prohibited.
    Outside irrigation is advised to be done after six p.m. and before nine a.m. for optimal efficie