Bakersfield Community News

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  • Bakersfield Community Events

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    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (Today)

    2:00 PM
    Water Board Meeting

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

    Saturday, May 28, 2016

    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Coffee with a Cop

    8:00 AM  -  8:00 PM
    Thousand Flags @ TPRW

    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Coffee with a Cop

    Sunday, May 29, 2016

    8:00 AM  -  8:00 PM
    Thousand Flags @ TPRW

    Monday, May 30, 2016

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    City Holiday - Memorial Day

    8:00 AM  -  8:00 PM
    Thousand Flags @ TPRW

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Operation Splash @ McMurtrey Aquatic Center

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    12:00 PM
    Budget and Finance Committee Meeting - CANCELED

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Police Civil Service Board Meeting

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Community Services Committee Meeting

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

    7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Ziggy Marley @ Bright House Networks Amphitheatre

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Coffee with a Cop

    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Beale Band Concerts

    Monday, June 6, 2016

    7:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Camp Silver Creek

    9:00 AM  -  2:30 PM
    Camp King @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    SJCH Children's Mobile Immunization Clinic

    12:00 PM
    Plannig and Development Committee 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