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Drought Status (Paradise Pines)

Paradise Pines District ONLY
(Account numbers beginning with "002")

APPEALS ARE NO LONGER NEEDED. The appeal form has been removed.

To report a violation of the water use restrictions, please use the Public Water Use Violation Reporting form.





Outdoor Irrigation Restrictions

Limited watering days are now in effect. Outside watering (ie. lawns & gardens) is NOT to be done between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM.The Watering Schedule is restricted to no more than three (3) days per week as follows:

• Customers with street addresses ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) are to water on Sundays, Wednesdays, or Fridays only
• Customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) are to water on Saturdays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays only
• Customers with no street address are to water on Saturdays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays only
No outside watering is to be done on Mondays.
• Hand and drip watering may be done at any time, but you must still conserve 8%

Obligation to Fix Leaks, Breaks or Malfunctions

All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five (5) business days of written notification by Del Oro, unless other arrangements are made with Del Oro. “Written notification” includes door tags.

Prohibited Uses of Water

  1. The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks
  2. The use of potable water in a water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculating system
  3. The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within forty-eight (48) hours after measurable rainfall
  4. The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased
  5. Irrigation of ornamental landscape on public street medians
  6. Irrigation outside of newly constructed homes and buildings with potable water unless the potable water is delivered by a drip irrigation systems and/or micro spray irrigation system
  7. Use of potable water for street cleaning with trucks, except for initial wash-down for construction purposes (if street sweeping is not feasible) Restriction ended 7/1/16
  8. Use of potable water for construction purposes, such as consolidation of backfill, dust control, or other uses unless no other source of water or other method can be used Restriction ended 7/1/16
  9. The application of potable water to landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures
  10. The use of a hose that dispenses potable water to wash vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, boats, aircraft, and trailers, whether motorized or not, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use

Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. The hotel or motel shall prominently display notice of this option in each guest room using clear and easily understood language.

Limits on Filling Residential Swimming Pools and Spas: Re-filling and initial filling of single-family residential swimming pools or outdoor spas with potable water is prohibited, except to maintain required operating levels of existing pools and spas or as a result of completing structural repairs to the swimming pool or outdoor spa (previous Stages allowed certain exceptions). Restriction loosened 7/1/16

Limits on Filling Ornamental Lakes or Ponds: Filling or re-filling ornamental lakes or ponds with potable water is prohibited, except to the extent needed to sustain aquatic life, provided that such animals are of significant value and have been actively managed within the water feature prior to the implementation of any staged mandatory restrictions of water use as described in this Rule.

Other duly adopted restrictions on the use of potable water as prescribed from time to time by the Commission or other authorized government agencies may be added at any time.

Current Conservation Statistics

Del Oro thanks every customer who is conserving water for your personal efforts to help ensure we all have enough water these severe drought years.

Additional Information:

The following is a list of resources for information on how to monitor your water use and conserve water. It is not exhaustive; additional resources can be found through internet search engines (ie. google). A different conservation tip is also printed on your bill each month.

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