Water Use Prohibitions To Be Considered at Board Meeting

(Posted April 20, 2021)  The Board is considering approval of proposed changes/additions to Ordinance 41, at the April 20, 2021 meeting, to specifically request a 20% voluntary reduction in water use from May 1 to June 30, and mandate a 20% (Novato Service Area Wide) reduction in water use from July 1 to November 1, to be achieved with the proposed non-essential water use prohibitions.

The proposed non-essential water use prohibitions include a restriction on overhead irrigation unless the customer can maintain a 20% reduction from 2020 water use, irrigate between 7:00pm and 9:00am, and water only three days per week (assigned by odd and even addresses). Drip irrigation and hand watering would be exempt. Customers using less than 300 gallons per day would be exempt from the 20% reduction but would still have to adhere to the 3 days per week requirement.  Additional proposed prohibitions include pool filling (for new and refurbished pools), potable water use for dust control, and golf course irrigation using potable or raw water other than for tees and greens.   Recycled water use is exempt from the prohibitions, with the exception of the water waste prohibitions currently In Ordinance 41.

For more information on the proposed additions to Ordinance 41 to be considered please click here: Agenda Item to Consider Changes to Ordinance 41

Customer are encouraged to attend and participate in the Board meeting.  For information on how to attend (virtually), please see the Agenda linked here: Board Meeting Agenda (4/20/21)