Mandatory Water Conservation Measures NOW in Effect
(Updated April 28, 2016)
The North Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Director's passed revised mandatory water conservation restrictions at their April 14, 2015 meeting. The District’s Stage 2 Mandatory Conservation Measures from the Urban Water Management Plan align with the requirements of the State Order. The prohibitions include:
- Use of potable water on outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measureable snow and/or rainfall
- Serving drinking water other than up on request in eating and drinking establishments
- Hotels and motels failing to prominently display notices in each guestroom providing guests the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily
- Irrigating ornamental landscapes and turf more than 3 days per week. Properties with street addressed that end in an even number may irrigate only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Properties with street addresses ending in an odd number may irrigate only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. No outdoor irrigation may occur on Mondays. Daytime irrigation restrictions apply.
- Irrigating public ballfields more than three (3) days per week or on days other than Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ornamental landscaping around the fields shall follow restrictions for outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes. Daytime irrigation restrictions still apply
- Washing sidewalks, driveways, and other hard surfaces
- Irrigating is prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- Excessive plumbing leaks not repaired
- Excessive irrigation run-off
- Non-commercial washing of privately-owned vehicles, trailers, RV’s, bikes and boats except from a bucket and a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle for rinsing
- Water for single-pass evaporative cooling systems
- Water for new non-recirculating industrial clothes wash systems
- Filling a swimming pools from empty
- Use of potable water for dust control except as a condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency
- Use of fire hydrants except for public health and safety or unless used for dust control as a condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency – must have a hydrant meter
The North Tahoe Public Utility District and our customers have been placed in the 28% mandatory water conservation tier based on our 2013 water usage. For more information on the May 5, 2015 action by the State Water Board click here.
This chart shows how the District is doing meeting the Drought Mandated Reduction of 28%.
This chart shows how the District is trending on the 20% by 2020 mandate based on 2010 Water Production
The State Water Board Drought website provides significant information regarding the drought and what is being done to reduce the impacts throughout California
Save our Water is a state website providing additional Water Conservation ideas