The following is a press release issued by the City of Fort Bragg:
The City was fortunate to receive late rains this past spring extending our need to require
water conservation restrictions, however, as current water supply conditions are beginning to show the effects of a third year of drought, City staff is recommending that the City Council take action during the next Council meeting of Monday, July 25, 2022, to declare a Stage 1 Water Alert and implement Stage 1 Water Conservation Restrictions targeting a citywide reduction of at least five to ten percent (5%-10%) of Seasonal Water Demand. If approved, such restrictions apply to all persons using or consuming water both inside and outside the City and within the water service area and regardless of whether any person using water has a contract for water service within the City immediately.
Stage 1 Water Restrictions include: wasteful use of water, limiting landscape irrigation to
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 12am to 9am and 6pm to 11:59 pm. No free flowing use for landscape watering, vehicle and equipment washing, ponds, and evaporative coolers without the use of an automatic shut-off device on any hose or filling apparatus while in use. Restaurants shall serve water only upon specific request. All pools, spas and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak proof. Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments shall offer patrons the option to forego the daily laundering of towels, sheets, and linens. Residents and business owners shall repair all water leaks as soon as feasibly possible, but no later than five days after notification by the City or discovery by the owner.
It’s important to remember that now is the time to start planning ways to save our water and reduce the need of future water emergency measures.