Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations

Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations

On February 8th 2016 the MCSD Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 01, 2016 enacting mandatory water conservation regulations effective immediately until further notice:

All MCSD customers must limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to no more than two (2) days per week, before 10 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. on the following schedule:

• If your address ends in an EVEN number, you may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m.

• If your address ends in an ODD number, you may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m.

*This regulation applies to ornamental landscape and turf ONLY. It DOES NOT apply to the irrigation of vegetable gardens, fruit trees, etc.

The Resolution may be viewed here: Resolution No. 01, 2016  or as a hard copy upon request.

The State Water Board’s Resolution No. 2015-0032 in response to Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29-15, also stipulates End-User requirements that apply to everyone in the State. These include:

• Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited; and
• Irrigation with potable water outside of newly-constructed homes and buildings not in accordance with emergency regulations or other requirements established in the California Building Standards Code is prohibited.
• Using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways;
• Allowing runoff when irrigating with potable water;
• Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars;
• Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water;
• Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following measureable rainfall; and
• Restaurants from serving water to their customers unless the customer requests it.

McCloud Community Services District has been found to be in violation of the State of California’s Emergency Drought Regulation to conserve 25%. The violation notice that the District received on January 22nd 2015 is a warning without penalty at this time but urges compliance as soon as possible. Failure to comply may subject the District to formal enforcement action and to penalties up to $500 per day for each day the violation continues. The violation may be viewed here: 20160122 Notice of Violation for Failure to Meet Small Water Supplier Water Conservation Requirements.

The SWRCB’s water conservation regulation required small water suppliers to either conserve 25% or restrict outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscape and turf to no more than two days per week. MCSD had previously chosen to conserve 25% rather than restrict watering to two days a week. Unfortunately, MCSD was unable to conserve 25% during the reporting period of June through November 2015 and must now enact stricter water conservation measures Small Water Supplier Consrvation Report June_November 2015 The State of California’s Emergency Drought Regulations have been extended through October 2016: SWRCB Res 2016-0007 Emer reg urban wtr conserv rs2016_0007

Further information, a copy of the resolution, the violation notice and the District’s conservation report to the State Water Resources Control Board are available by request.