Overview of current wise water use guidelines

Even with the plentiful rain during the last season its still 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. To use water wisely, PID customers can sign up for AquaHawk and benefit from its leak alerts - even if they're not frequently online.


Water when?

  • No outdoor watering between noon and 6 pm.
  • Restriction doesn't apply to limited use of a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle/device.
  • Restriction doesn't apply to irrigation systems where no emitter produces a spray pattern.
  • Commercial nurseries and growers are exempt from timed watering guidelines.

Water what?

  • No washing driveways or hard surfaces.
  • No watering overspray on to paved or hardscaped areas (sidewalks, drives).
  • When washing your vehicle, only use a bucket or a hose with a shut-off nozzle.

Water around the community:

  • Customers at ridge restaurants must ask for a glass of water; it will not be served automatically.
  • Ridge motels and hotels must offer guests the option of no daily linen/towel service.

Your responsibilities:

  • If PID notifies you that you have a leak, it's your responsibility to repair it promptly.
  • Sign up for AquaHawk to monitor use and receive leak alerts

To report water waste please call (530)876-2055

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