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Tahoe City utility district implements stage 2 drought response

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — As severe drought conditions continue to impact the region and state, Tahoe City Public Utility District has implemented stage 2 drought response which includes a mandatory 20% reduction in overall water consumption across the service area.

In addition to Stage 1 water conservation measures, the following requirements are in place for all district water customers:

—Designation of irrigation days – three days per week

— Even numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

— Odd numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

— No irrigation permitted on Saturday

— Use of ornamental or decorative water features that do not recirculate water is prohibited

— Restrictions on new construction landscaping and new or rehabilitated vegetation 

— No watering of hard surfaces (driveways, sidewalks, parking lots) except for pavement resurfacing or sealing and construction projects

— Repairing water leaks immediately

— Preventing water runoff

— Using automatic shutoff valves and nozzles

For more information about the Stage 1 and 2 conservation measures in effect and other ways to conserve water resources, visit tcpud.org/conservation.

By reducing water usage, especially outdoors where the biggest water savings can be achieved, and taking advantage of available conservation rebates for indoor appliances, “customers can do your part to help conserve our water resources and protect the reliability of our drinking water supply and capacity for fire protection,” said a news release.

Rebates and free water conservation kits are available and can be picked up at the TCPUD Administrative Building, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

Rebates are also available for water efficient toilets, dishwashers, clothes washers, and smart irrigation controls. 

For more information, visit http://www.tcpud.org/waterrebates, email conservation@tcpud.org or call 530-580-6282.

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