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Water Restrictions Ease

Residents May Water Three Days a Week

Post Date:07/28/2016 8:08 AM

On May 18, 2016, Governor Brown released an Executive Order which removed mandatory water conservation targets that had been in place since January of 2015. The order also made permanent some of the water restrictions related to outdoor watering.

The new order placed the setting of water conservation targets in the hands of local water suppliers. Water suppliers were required to submit a report detailing their three year water reserves. Based on these reserves, the water supplier sets their water reduction targets. Golden State Water, Claremont’s water provider, submitted their report on June 22, 2016. The report indicates Claremont has an adequate water supply for the next three years if residents continue with their existing water usage. Claremont residents are encouraged to continue conserving water but the previous mandatory water reduction target of 32% has been removed.

 On July 26, 2016 the City of Claremont rescinded its Level 2 Water Shortage Level and went back to a Level 1. Under Level 1, residents are still required to use a shut-off nozzle when watering outdoors, curb water runoff, not water 48 hours after rain, and may not water sidewalks or driveways.

 Residents may also water three days a week between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. for 15 minutes per station. Below are the days residents may water outdoors. (the three day a week watering schedule does not apply to hand watering or drip systems) 

Addresses Ending In:

Watering Days:

Even Numbers(0,2,4,6,8)

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Odd Numbers

Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

 

The May 18 Executive order also prohibits the watering of ornamental turf in street medians and requires water features to be recirculated water.

For more information on the City’s watering ordinance, visit www.claremontca.org and for tips on water conservation visit www.bewaterwise.com.

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