With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January 2014 and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought.
In response to the ongoing severe drought, on July 15,2014, the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement.
With this regulation, all Californians will be expected to stop: washing down driveways and sidewalks; watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff; using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated. The regulation makes an exception for health and safety circumstances.
For more information, please visit www.drought.ca.gov
City of South El Monte Water Conservation Ordinances
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY WATER COMPANY DROUGHT IMPLEMENTATION
Limited to three days per week, ten minutes per station, and watering is allowed only between 5 pm and 9 am. Assigned watering days are:
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY for street addresses ending in 0,2,4,6, or 8
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY for all other street addresses
ADDITIONAL WATER CONSERVATION RESOURCE LINKS:
WATER CONSERVATION AS WAY OF LIFE
In effort to make water conservation a daily habit among Californians, much like recycling and energy conservation is today, Save Our Water Campaing was created . It is a statewide water conservation program established by the California Department of Water Resources and the California Association of Water Agencies.
Below are some links to help reduce the amount of water your household uses:
For more information about how to conserve water or about the “Save Our Water” public education program, please visit www.saveourwater.com
REBATES FOR WATER EFFICIENCY UPGRADES BY SOCAL WATER SMART
SAVE WATER, SAVE MONEY
For more additional information, visit www.socalwatersmart.com