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Headline News California’s Drought: Water Conservation
On May 5, 2015, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency regulations severely limiting outdoor water use in all communities throughout the state, irrespective of individual circumstances. Mandatory restrictions are now in effect.
“We are facing the worst drought impact that we or our grandparents have ever seen,” said State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus. “And, more important, we have no idea when it will end.
The City of El Segundo is modifying its water conservation ordinance, which has been in effect since January 1, 2010, to incorporate the new water restrictions. The new ordinance calls for a variety of water conservation actions that must be taken to limit water consumption to the maximum extent possible Here's What you need to know:
Do not wash down your driveway, sidewalk, or building surfaces
Do not over water your yard and landscaping, allowing excess water to run off. Overspray of landscaping is prohibited.
Limit outdoor watering to twice a week. Lawns CANNOT be watered between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. unless the watering is controlled via sensor, by drip irrigation or performed by hand.
Limit watering to no more than 15 minutes.
Do not wash any vehicle, equipment, machinery, building or structure at home unless your hose has a shut-off nozzle. Better yet take your car to a car wash that recycles its water.
Do not operate a fountain or other decorative water feature unless it is outfitted with a recirculating pump.
Restaurants must not serve water to patrons unless specifically requested.
Indiscriminate use of running water which is wasteful and without reasonable purpose is unlawful.
In many areas of the state, more than 50% of residential water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. This is why taking simple steps to limit outdoor use can have a significant impact on conserving water. We don't know how long this drought will last. Let's all do our part to conserve California's most precious resource!