CITY INCREASES WATER CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT (Arroyo Grande)

Posted: March 7, 2014 in Arroyo Grande

The City of Arroyo Grande wants to remind residents that  water conservation restrictions remain in effect and the City continues to offer a comprehensive program of water conservation incentives. The Governor recently declared a Drought State of Emergency. As a result, the City will be increasing its monitoring and enforcement of the water use restrictions.

Use of water which results in excessive gutter runoff is prohibited. No water shall be used for cleaning driveways, patios, parking lots, sidewalks, streets or other such use except where necessary to protect the public health and safety. Outdoor water use for washing vehicles is allowed only with hand-controlled watering devices. Outdoor irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Irrigation of private and public landscaping, turf areas and gardens is permitted at even-numbered addresses on Mondays and Thursdays and at odd-numbered addresses only on Tuesdays and Fridays. No irrigation of private and public landscaping, turf areas and gardens is permitted on Wednesdays. Irrigation is permitted at all addresses on Saturdays and Sundays. Emptying and refilling swimming pools and commercial spas are prohibited except to prevent structural damage and/or to provide for the public health and safety. In addition, use of potable water for soil compaction or dust control purposes in construction activities is prohibited.

The City also provides financial assistance to residents to reduce water consumption. Low-flow toilets and shower-heads are are installed at no cost to homes built prior to 1992. Financial rebates are available for energy for energy efficient washing machines, digital controllers and automatic sensors, and the replacement of turf areas with drought tolerant plants and drip irrigation.

Residents are directed to contact the public works department at: 473-5460 for more information.

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