Irrigation is currently limited to 2 unassigned days per week, 8 minutes per station.
On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued an Executive Order directing that the State Water Resources Control Board impose restrictions on urban water users to achieve a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water use. On May 5, 2015, the State adopted new regulations and mandated a 24% reduction in potable water use for Vallecitos from 2013 demands.
On May 20, 2015, Vallecitos' Board of Directors adopted emergency drought restrictions under Ordinance 195 (to supplement Ordinance 162), to limit all outdoor irrigation, excluding certified agricultural or commercial growers, during the months of June through October to 2 unassigned days per week/8 minutes per station.
To help the District achieve water conservation targets, Vallecitos staff began patrolling the community looking for water waste in May. Almost all of the violations being found are for sprinkler runoff, which occurs when the water from the sprinklers over-sprays or drains onto hard surfaces, such as the sidewalk or gutter. To ensure that our customers' yards stay off our radar, we recommend:
* Test running the sprinklers to check for problems such as broken sprinkler heads, valves or pipes, misaligned sprinkler heads, over-spray or runoff, and make the necessary corrections.
* Checking the irrigation timer to make sure the sprinklers are not set for more than the allowable watering days and times per week and make adjustments if necessary.
* Waiting at least 3 days between watering and if it appears the landscaping is doing well, consider waiting 4 days or longer between waterings.
For customers that need help understanding their irrigation timer, locating problems or increasing the efficiency of their irrigation system, help is available. Vallecitos customers can schedule a FREE landscape irrigation audit.
We appreciate all of our customers continued support for conserving our most precious resource during this challenging water supply period.
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Free open forum on water-related issues - October 14, 2015
California State University San Marcos Extended Learning is hosting a series of open forums entitled “Fresh Perspectives on California's Water Future.”
Fall Splash! newsletter
The Fall edition of the Splash! newsletter is now available online. Learn about drought updates, water-wise landscape information and more!
Vallecitos will be hosting two workshops on October 6 and November 2 to provide information on the Carlsbad Desalination Plant and how this new local water source may affect Vallecitos customers.
Free WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop - October 17, 2015
Enhance your yard's curb appeal by turning it into a WaterSmart showcase. This free workshop will teach homeowners how to replace their thirsty grass with a beautiful low water landscape.
Tuesday, Oct 6
Oct07Board of Directors meeting
Wednesday, Oct 7
Oct17WaterSmart Landscape Design Class
Saturday, Oct 17
Oct21Board of Directors meeting
Wednesday, Oct 21