Overview of current wise water use guidelines

Now, more than ever, it is important to use water wisely. This includes a common sense approach to watering (avoiding outdoor watering at the peak of the day's heat), not wasting water on driveways and irrigating efficiently. 


Water when?

  • No outdoor watering between noon and 6 pm. 
  • No outdoor irrigation, sprinkling, or outdoor watering shall take place during or within 48 hours after a measurable rainfall. 

Water what?

  • No watering in a manner that, as determined at the discretion of PID, results in excessive runoff onto hard surfaces. 
  • No irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf will be allowed on public street medians within PID's service area. 
  • For newly constructed structures, irrigation with potable water shall not be allowed if in a manner inconsistent with the regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission. 
  • No washing driveways or hard surfaces. 
  • No watering overspray to hardscaped areas. 
  • Vehicle washing with potable water only permissable with use of a bucket and a hose with a shut-off nozzle. 
  • Water fountains and decorative water features must use a water recirculation system. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Upon notification by PID, customer must repair leaks on customer side plumbing. 
  • Customers are encouraged to sign up for DropCountr to monitor water use and receive leak alerts.  
  • Occurrences of non-compliance, reported to, or observed by a District representative will be followed by a mailed or written warning. Only one such warning will be issued. Second and subsequent violations, observed by a District representative, will result in a personally delivered or mailed written notice of a $25.00 Quantity Surcharge to appear on the next water bill. 

PID shall communicate to customers severity of water shortage through newspaper publication, mass media, mailings, utility billings or any combination thereof. 
PID operations will continue to dedicate resources to repair of leaks caused by the Camp Fire and regularly occuring leaks. 
PID operations will restrict line flushing to occur only as needed to promote water quality. 

To report water waste please call (530)877-4971

Please visit the California Water Boards website for further information regarding Water Conservation Emergency Regulations. 

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