Following several dry years, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the entire State of California on October 19, 2021. The declaration allows state regulators to impose mandatory restrictions. For now, all Californians are asked to voluntarily reduce water use by 15% compared to 2020 levels.

Rowland Water District remains under the Level 1 Water Conservation and Water Shortage Contingency Plan approved by the Board of Directors on July 19, 2016.

LEVEL 1 WATER CONSERVATION AND WATER SHORTAGE CONTINGENCY PLAN RESTRICTIONS:

• All leaks, breaks, and malfunctions in the customer’s plumbing must be repaired within 72 hours of discovery. Failure to make repairs within 72 hours of notification by the District constitutes a violation.*

• Potable water used on a temporary basis for construction and dust control is limited to the quantity described in the plan submitted by the user.

• The use of water from fire hydrants is limited to firefighting or activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare.

*Violations are subject to a written warning for the first incident and are punishable by fines up to $200 for subsequent violations.

SMART WATER USE
While Rowland Water District customers have made significant progress toward conservation goals, we encourage everyone to find opportunities for additional water reductions. Please remember that the following wasteful practices are permanently banned statewide:
• Hosing of paved surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and asphalt
• Use of hoses without a shutoff nozzle
• Fountains and water features without recirculating water systems
• Sprinkler overspray, runoff, or excessive irrigation
• Watering within 48 hours of a rain event
• Watering turf on street medians

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
By using water efficiently, you can play a significant role in ensuring a safe and
reliable water supply for our community.

To report overwatering or runoff or for more information about water conservation,
contact us at 562-697-1726.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please visit the following link for further details about drought conditions and regulations:

Drought monitor and current conditions

2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Ordinance No. 7-2018 – Establishing a Water Conservation & Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Ordinance No. 2-2022 – Establishing a Water Conservation & Water Supply Shortage Restrictions