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The City of Alhambra will implement mandatory water conservation measures effective June 10, 2022 to help the state save water amid a historic drought.
By News Desk
During the City Council Meeting last night, the Council approved an urgency ordinance and a resolution to increase domestic water conservation.
Alhambra’s water supply is stable, but the City is taking action following an Executive Order from Governor Gavin Newsom requiring water agencies to adopt Level 2 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plans.
Beginning June 10, 2022:
- (A) No customer of the Water Division shall use or allow the use of water from the city to hose or wash sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas to other paved surfaces.
- (B) No customer of the Water Division shall use or allow the use of water from the city to fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains, ponds, lakes, and similar structures unless such structure is equipped with a water recycling system.
- (C) No restaurant, hotel, café, or cafeteria, or other public place where food is sold, served, or offered for sale shall serve drinking water from the department unless at the request of its customers.
- (D) No customer of the Water Division shall allow water from the city to leak from any facility on his premises or on premises under his control or fail to effect a timely repair of any such leak.
- (E) No customer of the Water Division shall cause or allow the use of water from the city to run off any landscape areas into adjoining streets, side-walks, parking lots or alleys due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers or excessive watering.
- (F) No customer of the Water Division shall use a hose to wash cars, boats, trailers, buses or other vehicles, or to wash building exteriors or other hard-surfaced areas without an operating shut-off valve;
- (G) No customer of the Water Division shall use or allow the use of water from the City Water Division for landscape watering more often than every three days.
- (H) No customer of the Water Division shall use or allow the use of water for landscape watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- (I) No customer of the Water Division shall use or allow the use of water from the city to refill a swimming pool, spa or hot tub emptied after the commencement of a water shortage period.
- (J) No customer of the Water Division shall irrigate ornamental turf on public street medians.
- (K) No customer of the Water Division shall use or allow the use of water from the City Water Division for landscape watering activities within 48 hours after measurable precipitation.
- (L) No customer of the Water Division shall irrigate non-functional turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional sites, unless, the use of water is not prohibited by this section to the extent necessary to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf plantings or to the extent necessary to address an immediate health and safety need. Non-functional turf is turf that is solely ornamental and not regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events. Non-functional turf does not include sports fields and turf that is regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events.
Staff will work with the City’s water customers to educate them regarding mandatory conservation. Failure to comply with the provisions could lead to penalties.
These mandatory conservation measures will be in effect until the State of California declares a water shortage no longer exists.
Source: City of Alhambra
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