Bakersfield Community News

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    City Preparing for El Niño

    December 4, 2015 
    Climatologists are predicting a strong El Nino for this fall/winter season, bringing with it the possibility of severe flooding across much of the state.
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  • Bakersfield Community Events

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    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Yokuts Park Fun Runs with Bakersfield Track Club

    Monday, February 15, 2016

    All Day Event
    Outdoor Irrigation Prohibited

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    City Holiday - Presidents' Day

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Historic Preservation Committee Meeting

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    2:00 PM
    Water Board Meeting

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

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

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    All Day Event
    Outdoor Irrigation Prohibited

    10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Metropolitan Bakersfield HCP Implementation Trust Group Meetings

    7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM
    Full Moon Ride with Bike Bakersfield

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    10:30 AM
    Bakersfield Foundation Meeting

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    4:00 PM
    Bakersfield Safe Streets Meeting

    Drought

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    What's new with the drought? 

    Wha's New with the Drought?[Additional drought information]

    To date, users within the City’s domestic water system have narrowly missed the 36% water conservation target set by the state. Not attaining the target water usage reduction subjects the City to being assessed a fine of up to $10,000 per day. 

    In response, the City Council recently approved an emergency ordinance which creates an administrative citation process to enforce the existing water usage regulations. Under the approved program, water users who are not in compliance with the City’s outdoor water usage regulations are subject to fines up to $1,000. The citation program goes into effect immediately. 

    All domestic water customers are encouraged to review the City’s water use regulations which have been in place since April 2015. Those regulations, including the days in which you can water outdoor vegetation, are outlined below:

    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

    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