TWSD Enters Stage 1 of Water Conservation Ordinance
Last Updated 09/24/2021 8:00 AM
The Triunfo Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors voted on August 23, 2021 to initiate Stage 1 water conservation measures for its nearly 14,000 Oak Park residential and business potable water users. The measure went into effect immediately. Residents are being encouraged to reduce their water usage voluntarily. California is now in its second consecutive year of drought, and annual precipitation levels have remained inadequate to fill the state's key reservoirs. More than half of the water used in Southern California is imported from the Northern Sierra and the Colorado River. Both are currently facing extreme drought conditions. As a result, 50 out of 58 counties in California have entered a state of drought emergency, and Governor Gavin Newson has called on Californians to reduce their water usage. The district already has permanent water conservation reduction measures in place. Stage 1 restrictions are in addition to these.
Watering or irrigation lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is limited to 3 days per week. During November through March, watering or irrigation will be limited to no more than one day per week. This provision does not apply to landscape irrigation systems that exclusively use very low-flow drip-type irrigation systems when no emitter produces more than 2 gallons of water per hour. This provision does not apply to using a hand-held bucket or similar containers, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off device, or for brief periods for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.
Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions
All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user's plumbing, distribution, or irrigation system must be repaired within 72 hours of observation and notification by the District.
Recycled Water Use for Construction
Use only recycled water for construction site dust control, consolidation of backfill, if available.
Other Prohibited Uses
The Board of Directors may implement additional prohibited water uses as determined by the District after notice to customers.
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