Santa Fe Irrigation District increases drought restrictions

The Santa Fe Irrigation District implemented Drought Response Level 2 actions this week.

Level 2 Restrictions include the following actions:

  • Irrigation of residential, commercial, nursery and grower’s products before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. only.
  • No watering of paved surfaces (sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or patios, etc.) except when necessary for safety or sanitation hazards.
  • Water waste from inefficient landscape irrigation such as runoff, overspray, etc. is prohibited.
  • Vehicles should be washed using a bucket and positive shutoff nozzle, mobile high pressure/low volume wash system or at a commercial site that re-circulates water on-site.
  • Leaks should be repaired within 5 days of notification by the District.

“Drought and water-use efficiency are a way of life for all Californians and our local communities,” said Michael T. Hogan, Board President. “We appreciate everything our customers have done this year and in years past to eliminate water waste, but record-breaking dry conditions necessitate additional action. I understand that many of our customers are as efficient as possible, and we need you to continue that practice. We are here to provide rebates, resources, and education to those that could use some help increasing their water-use efficiency. Education and outreach will be our focus as we navigate this drought and the upcoming fire season.”

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