July 30, 2014 (San Diego County) – The County Water Authority voted Thursday to make water use restrictions mandatory in our region.
The decision comes amid extended drought and new emergency water conservation requirements approved last week by the California Water Resources Control Board.
For specific details on limits in your community, check with your local water agency. The requirements in San Diego County include:
-- watering only at certain days and times
-- eliminating runoff from irrigation systems
-- repairing leaks within 72 hours
-- turning off water features unless they use recycled water
-- using hoses with shut-off valves for washing cars, or visit a car wash that re-circulates water
In addition restaurants should serve water to guests only on request, hotels should offer guests the option of not laundering towels and linens daily, and construction sites should use recycled or non-drinking water when possible.