Drought & Water Restrictions

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Water Restrictions Eased

Residents are reminded that water restrictions have been eased in recent months and it is permissible to water landscaping in a responsible way. In April, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order lifting the drought emergency for most of the State, while asking Californians to continue using water responsibly and make conservation a way of life. The City Council has since adopted a resolution rescinding the Level 1 water supply shortage, and as a result, the City no longer has limits on watering days.

City Council Resolution Rescinding the Level 1 Water Supply Shortage

While the drought emergency regulations have been lifted, several restrictions are still in effect for Claremont residents, and the following actions are prohibited:

 

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways, and other hardscapes.

  • Washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

  • Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative water feature.

  • Watering lawns in a manner that causes run-off, or within 48 hours after measurable rain.

  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.

The City of Claremont thanks residents for their impressive conservation efforts, and encourages the entire community to continue using water wisely to help keep the State on the path to full drought recovery. For more information, please contact Community Improvement at (909) 399-5467.

Here is link to the Claremont Municipal Code regarding Permanent Water Conservation Requirements:

Claremont Municipal Code 8.30.040

 

City Water Conservation Plan for Parks, Medians, and Facilities

The City has placed all City parks on  a reduced watering  schedule and completed re-landscaping Shelton Park, Indian Hill Blvd medians, and City Hall to reduce turf. The medians on Indian Hill Blvd., Foothill, and First Street have been converted to drip irrigation for the trees and turf removed.

The City is using water bags for City trees in the Village and encourages residents to deep water their trees to ensure tree health during the drought.  Deep watering is done less often but in a way the soaks the roots of the tree slowly and with less wasted water.Most species of trees will survive with twice a week watering.

Deep Watering Trees

Claremont Water Efficiency Rebates and Information

Claremont residents and businesses may apply for water conservation rebates for the replacement of turf, energy efficient and low flow appliances, and smart irrigation controllers through a program administered by the Metropolitan Water District and Golden State Water. Funding for this program comes from the State and Metropolitan Water District. Information and applications are available at www.socalwatersmart.com.

The City of Claremont is not a water agency and does not have access to State grants monies for water programs or incentives. In May, Governor Brown indicated that additional funding for turf removal and other water conservation incentives will be coming from the State.

Helpful Links

Golden State Water Company

State of California Drought Website