Novato Service Area Drought Is Over
The drought is officially over at North Marin Water District with ample rainfall this year and full water supply levels both locally and regionally. The North Marin Water District Board took action on April 4th, 2023 to rescind Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance No. 41, which effectively ended the non-essential water use prohibitions, the suspension on new connections, and the drought surcharge. We want to thank our Novato Service Area customers for responding to the water conservation mandates during the last three years but also remind customers that using water efficiently is always needed and appreciated. Also a reminder that water waste prohibitions remain in effect at all times (permanently) through District Regulation 15, Section B. Below is a list of water waste prohibitions remaining in effect. As we update the website over the next week to address these changes, please check back for updates.
Novato Service Area Water Waste Prohibitions Summary
- Gutter flooding (unreasonable irrigation overspray or run-off onto the pavement, down a gutter, ditch, or other drains).
- Failure to repair a controllable leak of water within a reasonable time.
- Washing privately-owned motor vehicles, trailers, and boats except from a bucket and hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle for a quick rinse.
- Washing down exterior paved areas.
- Watering during or within 48 hours of measurable rainfall
- No use of potable water for street cleaning or construction purposes, unless no other source of water or other method can be used or if necessary, to protect the health and safety of the public (state mandate)
For a full list of water waste prohibitions remaining in effect Regulation 15 section b.
For all customer questions regarding the remaining water waste prohibitions or to report a violation, please contact the District’s Water Conservation Hotline at (415) 761-8944 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or we have a online form to report possible water waste situations here.