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STORM WATER INFORMATION
EMERGENCY DROUGHT REGULATION
EMERGENCY DROUGHT REGULATION REQUIREMENTS
To comply with the State of California Emergency Drought Regulation, the following actions are being enforced; failure to comply may lead to progressive citations.
DO NOT ACCEPT ANY NOTICES OR CITATIONS FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT CAN NOT IDENTIFY HIM OR HERSELF AS A CITY OF EL CENTRO EMPLOYEE.
UPDATED --> Press Release May 2016
RESTRICTED LANDSCAPE AND GRASS WATERING DAYS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USERS
Turf/lawn watering days are restricted to three days per week starting on June 1st, 2016. In order to conserve water, please DO NOT compensate for lost watering time by increasing time on your assigned date.
a. Properties located west of 8th Street shall be permitted watering on Monday , Wednesday and Friday.
b. Properties located east of 8th Street shall be permitted watering on Tuesday, Thursdayand Saturday.
RESTRICTED LANDSCAPE AND GRASS WATERING DAYS FOR CITY PARKS
City parks will not be subject to watering days restrictions, however they will be required to reduce water consumption by 30%
The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property or public sidewalks and roads is prohibited.
The use of a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle without a shut-off nozzle is prohibited.
CLEANING DRIVEWAYS AND SIDEWALKS
The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.
The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature without a recirculating system is prohibited.
WATER IN RESTAURANTS
Restaurants shall only serve water upon request.
HOTEL LAUNDRY SERVICE
Hotels shall provide guests with option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily.
Irrigation of turf within street medians is prohibited.
Saveourwater.com provides valuable information and toolkits for water conservation, including the following:
-Water conservation tips for employees
REPORT A WATER CONSERVATION COMPLAINT
The State has announced $30 Million in rebates to help replace old toilets and turf. DAC’s such as the City of El Centro get priority until October 1st !
Visit www.saveourwaterrebates.com for additional information. Make sure to visit their frequently asked questions section.
$2/SF of turf conversion up to $2,000 per household and $100 for one high-efficiency toilet per household.
El Estado de California anuncia reembolso para reemplazar inodoros y césped. Las ciudades como El Centro tienen preferencia hasta el 1 de Octubre.
Visite www.saveourwaterrebates.com para más información. Asegúrese de visitar la sección titulada “Frequently Asked Questions” en dicho sitio de internet para más información.
$2 dolares por pie cuadrado para remplazar césped por un jardín tipo desértico hasta $2,000 dolares por hogar, y $100 dolares para remplazar un (1) inodoro por uno nuevo de alta eficiencia por hogar.