IMMEDIATE ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER IS REQUESTED
Outdoor Use of M&I Water Prohibited
Today the Bureau of Reclamation announced a Central Valley Project wide reduction in the municipal and industrial (M&I) water allocation from 55% to 25% of historic use. In response to this M&I water supply reduction, effective immediately and until further notice, all outdoor use of District M&I water, including landscape watering, is prohibited. This temporary measure is necessary to protect public health and safety and will be in place for an indeterminate period. General Manager Thomas Birmingham took this action pursuant to authority delegated to the General Manager by Article 19.5 of the District’s Rules and Regulations to impose water conservation measures in the event the District’s water supply is insufficient to meet all demands. This action is a response to the extremely dry hydrology and was taken in recognition of the fact that the District’s M&I water supply, at present and for the foreseeable future, is insufficient to meet all demands for water. The District will update M&I water users regarding this prohibition as additional information becomes available.
In addition, the District requests that water users voluntarily reduce all in-door consumption by 25%. This can be accomplished through actions such as repairing leaky faucets and toilets, installing low-flow shower heads and toilets, taking showers instead of baths, washing only full loads of laundry (or adjusting the setting to the proper load size), and washing only full loads in dishwashers.
Please call your Customer Service Representative at (559) 241-6250 if you have any questions.