STAGE:

Conservation Alert Status

What This Means For Our Customers

1

BLUE: Normal Water Conservation

Standard Conservation Practices Apply

Eliminate known leaks

New plumbing fixtures to be low water use

Eliminate sprinkler runoff and overwatering

Prohibit outdoor watering between 9am to 5pm

Limit watering cycles to 10 minute duration maximum

Only use hand buckets to wash vehicles

2

GREEN: Increased Voluntary Conservation

Standard Conservation Practices Continue and are increased by:

Customers are asked to limit their outdoor wateringto Odd & Even days of the week

Based on the last digits of their home address

Fix reported leaks within 72 hours

3

YELLOW: Extraordinary Water Conservation

Standard Conservation Practices Continue and are increased by:

Customers are asked to minimize indoor water use & limit landscape watering

to no more than 3 days per week.

Odd Numbered Addresses may water: Tuesday,  Thursday,  Saturday.

Even Numbered Addresses may water: Wednesday,  Friday,  Sunday

4

ORANGE: Rationing Conservation

Standard Conservation Practices Continue and are increased by:

Customers are required to minimize indoor water use and severely limit outdoor

water use. Landscape irrigation is limited to no more than 2 days per week

Odd Numbered Addresses may water: Tuesday Saturday

Even Numbered Addresses may water: Wednesday Sunday

Fix reported leaks within 48 hours

5

RED: Critical Water Conservation

Standard Conservation Practices Continue and are increased by:

Customers are required to minimize indoor water use and further limit outdoor

water use. Landscape irrigation is limited to no more than 1 day per week

6

PURPLE: Emergency Water Conservation

Standard Conservation Practices Continue and are increased by:

Customers are required to minimize indoor water use and curtail outdoor watering

Supplies are only available for health & safety

Fix reported leaks within 24 hours

Conserving water helps to preserve our environment. Reducing our water usages reduces the energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms, and communities, which, in turn, helps to reduce pollution and conserve fuel resources

Since 71% of the earth is covered in water, some people can’t help but wonder: Why should we conserve? Here are a few important facts about water on this planet from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation:

  • Ninety-seven percent of all water on the earth is salt water, which is not suitable for drinking.
  • Only 3% of water on Earth is fresh water, and only 0.5% is available for drinking.
  • The other 2.5% of fresh water is locked in ice caps, glaciers, the atmosphere, soil, or under the earth’s surface, or is too polluted for consumption.

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Southern California Water$mart

3800 Watt Ave., Suite 105

Sacramento, CA 94821

1 (888) 376-3314

www.socalwatersmart.com

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