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Cal Water to move into Stage 2 of water shortage contingency plan in Salinas and King City districts – Salinas Valley Tribune

SALINAS VALLEY – In the face of worsening drought conditions, the California Water Service has requested to move to Phase 2 of its Water Scarcity Contingency Plan in Salinas and King City Districts with the Public Water Services Commission. California (CPUC).

The utility will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 31, to educate Salinas and King City customers on what Phase 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their consumption. water use.

The workshop will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. calwater.com/stage2.

Cal Water representatives will provide details on the new irrigation restrictions as part of Phase 2 and will discuss current prohibited water uses. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Irrigation of the outdoor landscape is limited to two days a week between 6pm and 8am, unless local ordinances state otherwise. Addresses ending in odd numbers can be watered on Tuesday and Saturday, while addresses ending in even numbers can be watered on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • All leaks, breakages or other breakdowns in a customer’s plumbing fittings and / or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of Cal Water’s written notice.
  • Vehicles can only be washed with a hose that has a cutting nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on sidewalks or sidewalks unless it is for safety and health reasons.
  • Outdoor landscapes cannot be watered during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall, which is considered a quarter of an inch.
  • Restaurants can only serve water on request, and hotels and motels must offer guests the option of not washing towels and bed linen on a daily basis.

The presentation will be available online at calwater.com/drought after the meeting. If approved by the CPUC, Cal Water’s application would take effect on June 10, 2022.

“We are taking a customer-centric approach to help residents and businesses understand the requirements of Phase 2 of our Water Scarcity Contingency Plan, for which we have been preparing since the last drought,” said Brenda Granillo, District Director of Salinas. “We also want our customers in Salinas and King City to know that we are here to help them reduce their water use as we face even drier conditions. As part of our promise to provide customers with quality, service and value, We offer a variety of conservation programs and encourage you to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day. “

At the meeting, representatives will also provide details on Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs to help save water. Program details and additional conservation resources can be found at calwater.com/conservation.

Cal Water serves about 123,200 people through 31,600 service connections in the Salinas Valley.

Cal Water to move into Stage 2 of water shortage contingency plan in Salinas and King City districts – Salinas Valley Tribune Source link Cal Water to move into Stage 2 of water shortage contingency plan in Salinas and King City districts – Salinas Valley Tribune

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