Sunday, August 31, 2014

Emergency regulation to control water use during drought

From San Jose Water Company and the State Water Resources Control Board:
The Board has determined that the following water use activities by San Jose Water Company customers are not allowed:
  1. Watering outdoor landscapes in a way that causes “runoff” onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.
  2. Washing a vehicle with a hose without a shut-off nozzle or other device that will immediately stop the flow of water when not in use.
  3. Using drinking water to wash driveways and sidewalks.
  4. Using drinking water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is recirculated.
Violation of any of these four prohibited or restricted water use activities may be punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in which the violation occurs. These violations are defined as infractions under Water Code section 1058.5(d) and therefore enforceable by local law enforcement, or public agencies charged with enforcing the mandatory use restrictions.

Read more on the water company web site.

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