What is your input on the proposed water use restrictions? What other voluntary conservation measures are you implementing?
On January 17, 2014, Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency due to unprecedented drought conditions. A second executive order on April 25, 2014 called for all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water. The drought emergency regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) require urban water suppliers, including the City of Vallejo, to implement drought response plans to limit outdoor irrigation and prohibit wasteful water practices.
The City Council will be considering the adoption of the following conservation measures at their regular meeting on August 26, 2014:
Outdoor Water Use Restrictions:
- No outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water is permitted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m, except for drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand watering;
- The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited;
- The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited, except where necessary to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency; and
- The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative feature is prohibited, except where the water is part of a recirculating system.
The City would like to solicit your input on the proposed restrictions, and are interested in any other voluntary water conservation measures that you are implementing in support of the Governor's conservation order.
August 26, 2014
This topic has 394 visitors and 22 statements: 12 registered statements and 10 unregistered statements.
That's 1.1 hours of public comment @ 3 minutes per statement.