On February 8, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released a Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking indicating that due to the “uncertainty regarding future conditions following five years of historic drought,” Executive Order B-26-14 and Executive Order B-28-14 will remain in force until spring 2017, at such time when the SWRCB will reassess California’s water supply conditions. Please click here to be redirected to the SWRCB’s webpage for further information regarding their decision.
The Walnut Valley Water District thanks you for embracing conservation as a way of life during this historic five-year drought! Our customers responded by reducing their everyday water use with water-wise landscapes, installing high-efficiency toilets, watering fewer days a week, reducing indoor water usage, and much more! Thank you for caring!
The Walnut Valley Water District is currently in a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage (10% to 15% water conservation). By way of background, beginning in April 2015, the District had been at a Stage 3 Water Supply Shortage (25% to 35% conservation). The percentage conservation reductions for each of the stages is based on 2013 water usage. On July 25, 2016, the Walnut Valley Water District Board of Directors approved downgrading to a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage. The most notable change is three days of outdoor watering are now allowed instead of just two. A complete list of the Stage 1 measures may be found here. The District’s consideration of this action is based on projections of both short- and long-term water supplies. Stage 1 requirements are intended to continue our efforts to better manage scarce water resources, especially outdoors. The District will continue taking a proactive yet customer-friendly approach to enforce these restrictions.
We ask our customers to continue maintaining these meaningful conservation levels as we anticipate future State Water Resource Control Board action on conservation and drought-related mandates for 2017.
Although the above-average precipitation has been welcomed, California is still recovering from a long-term drought and uncertainty still lingers regarding our long-term supplies. Accordingly, we continue to urge our customers to remain committed to conserving water. Again, thank you for your conservation efforts.
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