City of Livermore Enacts Water Use Restrictions
In response to continuing drought conditions, on May 12 the Livermore City Council enacted a new water conservation ordinance which applies to every resident, including Cal Water customers.
The ordinance includes the following water use restrictions:
- Lawn watering and landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week on an odd-even schedule; properties with odd street address numbers can water two days each week on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday; properties with even street address numbers can water two days each week on either Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
- Lawn watering and landscape irrigation must be done between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. the following day and must not result in run-off to paved areas.
- Vehicles may be washed at home no more than once per month, and only with a bucket and hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle. Vehicles may be washed without restriction at commercial car washes.
- Swimming pools must not leak, be over-filled, or be left uncovered when not in use.
- Fire hydrants may be used only for fire-fighting or other public safety activities.
- Drinking water may not be used for compacting or dust control if there is an approved non-potable or recycled water use available.
- Hosing of paved areas is not allowed.
- Restaurants may serve water upon request only, and must use low-flow rinse nozzles.
Please visit www.cityoflivermore.net for a complete list of water use restrictions.
If you haven’t already, please take advantage of our free hose shut-off nozzles, free water-efficient sprinkler nozzles, and irrigation timer rebates, all of which will assist you in complying with water use restrictions. For information on these and other water-saving programs available to Cal Water’s Livermore customers, please visit www.calwater.com/conservation.
Source: California Water Service Company