Current Water Conservation Stage
The FOWD is currently in Water Conservation Stage 1- NORMAL WATER SUPPLY – with a ‘request’ to voluntarily reduce usage by 20% (compared to 2013 usage) and a voluntary limited irrigation schedule.
In May 2017 Fair Oaks Water District adopted resolution No. 17-01 declaring a Stage 1- NORMAL WATER SUPPLY within the FOWD Area. Read Resolution.
WATER CONSERVATION STAGE 1- NORMAL WATER SUPPLY QUICK SUMMARY OF REQUIRED ACTIONS:
- Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
- Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
- Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached to any hose or filling apparatus in use.
- Voluntarily limit irrigating of ornamental landscapes to THREE DAYS PER WEEK based on an ODD-EVEN schedule. Customers with street addresses that end with an ODD number should irrigate only on TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, and SATURDAYS. Customers with street addresses that end with an EVEN number should irrigate only on WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, and SUNDAYS. Irrigating on MONDAYS is discouraged.
- The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
- Irrigating of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
- Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within five (5) working days or less if warranted by the severity of the problem.
- All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
- Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, or sidewalks is prohibited.
- Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs and rebates.
- Voluntarily reduce water use by 20% compared to 2013.
Policy Number: 6060