What's new with the drought?
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:
Water users with EVEN addresses may water on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Outside irrigation is advised to be done before 6:00 pm and before 9:00 pm.
First Offense $50
Second Offense $150
Subsequent Offense in a calendar year $250 to $1,000