Palmdale Water District

(Palmdale)

PWD Stage 1 Water Shortage Rationing Restrictions

Palmdale Water District is required to reduce 15% by January 2017.

 

The State Water Resources Control Board lifted the mandatory watering restrictions and reduction figures due to adequate water supplies distributed by El Niño in northern California. While the ongoing drought still exists, regulators opted to give a reprieve to both local water agencies and all residents within the State. Water providers are now tasked with achieving a minimum reduction percentage but are allowing people to voluntarily reduce their water consumption. Palmdale Water District is required to reduce 15% by January 2017.

 

All Palmdale Water District customers can now irrigate outdoors daily (7 days a week) before 10:00 am and after 6:00 pm. Watering should be kept to a minimum, if possible, with extensive measures taken to reduce water waste. The PWD will no longer issue citations for water waste for first offenses, but rather provide a warning to correct the waste issue. If water waste does continue, the District reserves the right to fine the resident, business, municipal facility, industry, or other user

Watering may occur 7 days a week with no time restrictions between November and March.

Watering schedules must be adhered to at all times. The District requires advance written notice of any maintenance activities requiring water use between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Fines are assessed under the Water Shortage Emergency Plan (2010 UWMP) as follows:

A drought surcharge of $0.45 per unit used in Tiers 2-6 will be assessed for all non-essential usage.

Fines are assessed under the Water Shortage Emergency Plan (2010 UWMP) as follows:

• First violation will result in a documented warning

• Second violation will result in a fine of $50.00

• Third violation will result in a fine of $250.00 • Fourth violation will result in a fine of $500.00

• Fifth violation will result in a discontinuance of service and a $1,000.00 re-connection fee

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UPDATED 5/16/2017