Since July 7, 1959
Palm Ranch Irrigation District
4871 West Avenue M (Columbia Way)
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
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BOARD DECLARED STAGE 1 WATER EMERGENCY

When the Board of Directors declares a Stage 1 Water Emergency, the District shall notify all users of District drinking water by mail that the following conservation rules are to be implemented immediately:

          (a)     There shall be no washing down of sidewalks, walkways, buildings, walls, patios, driveways, parking areas or other surfaces except to eliminate dangerous conditions or to eliminate a public health and/or a safety hazard.

          (b)     The washing of any motor vehicle(s) or equipment shall be done only with a hand-held nozzle that shuts off, or may be done at a carwash that uses recycled water.

          (c)     No water shall be used to clean, fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains, ponds, lakes or other similar structures of aesthetic value unless such water is part of a recycled water system.

          (d)     No public place where food is sold, including, but not limited to, restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased, shall serve drinking water to any customer unless specifically requested by said customer, and shall post a notice stating so.

          (e)     All water users shall promptly repair all leaks from indoor and outdoor plumbing and fixtures.

          (f)    Watering outdoors for the purpose of irrigating landscape, lawns, and so forth, shall be limited to not more than five minutes each night between the hours of 10:00 o’clock p.m. and 4:00 o’clock a.m.  Exceptions will be made when the outdoor temperature is below 40 degrees. The restrictions of this provision do not apply to watering using efficient systems such as drippers, bubblers, and micro sprayers.   (5 minutes per station)

          (g)     No water users shall cause or allow irrigation water to run off landscaped areas into or onto adjoining sidewalks, streets or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or improperly maintained sprinklers, or excessive watering.

(h)     Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.

          (i)      Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily, and shall post a notice stating so in each guestroom in clear and easily understood language.

 

INTENTIONAL VIOLATION OF CONSERVATION POLICIES

 

          (a)     1st offense: the District will make a photographic record of violating activity and provide a written warning notice to customer.

          (b)     2nd offense: the District shall impose a $50.00 fine to the violator’s account, and provide written warning notice to customer. 

          (c)     3rd offense will result in a $250.00 fine and a flow restrictor installed.

          (d)     4th offense will result in a 25% rate increase and/or possible termination of service.

 

Monitor your usage to year 2013 by the graph on your water bill.

District designated goal is 25% set by California State.