It’s a decision that city manager Joe Tanner says should have been made.
“We have two existing wells and the Kern canal,” he said. “We were told that we only get 12% of our regular loans, which will not meet our demand for the whole summer.”
Fortunately, Tanner says, the city was approved for emergency water distribution to handle the year.
However, saving water is still vital with end-to-end water supply.
“The chance of a well falling or a big fire falling, we’ll need all the water we can get,” Tanner said.
Another worst-case scenario would be the need to use the third well in the city, which Tanner says is contaminated.
“We should use it well and we should publish a ‘Do Not Drink’ issue for all residents,” he said.
When it comes to holding people accountable, city officials will keep an eye out for people who water more than once a week. But they seek to educate and maintain, not to make money.
“Two warnings – after the first warning, it will be $ 100 for homes, $ 500 for the second and $ 1,000 for the third,” Tanner said. “For advertising, they get a warning and a $ 1,000 fine, then $ 5,000 and a $ 10,000 fine for their third offense.”
But the rule leaves the city at a dead end with neighbors such as Visalia and Tulare. Both allow two days of watering per week.
Lindsay says every city faces different situations with water restrictions and points out that the state is in the third year of a major drought.
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