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State Water Resources Control Board reduces conservation requirements

June 2016 – The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has reduced the water conservation requirements for California.  CPUD highly encourages you to follow the new prohibitions listed below.
The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows on to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures;
 The use of a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use; The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculating system;
 The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall;
 The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased;
 The irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians; and
 The irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of newly constructed homes and buildings in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development. 

 Water is a precious resource in California. Please use water wisely. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Frank Motzkus
General Manager