In response to Governor Brown’s April 1st Executive Order issuing mandatory water allocations across the State, and the subsequent Regulations approved by the State Water Resources Control Board mandating a 36% reduction for Yorba Linda Water District, YLWD is entering Stage Three of the District’s Conservation Ordinance.
"This drought is unprecedented," said Board President, Ric Collett. "Unfortunately, the way this is being carried out, they are going after the smallest piece of the pie. The water used by residences and businesses is less than five percent of the all the water that falls on the State. The rest is for the environment and agriculture. But the State is putting this on the shoulders of businesses and homeowners. We're going to have to bare the brunt of this."
Failure to comply with the new State Regulations will result in fines of up to $10,000 per day, for each day out of compliance.
Stage 3 of the District's Ordinance limits outdoor irrigation to two days a week during the warmer months until November, when outdoor watering is then limited to one day a week.
"We're all in this together," said Collett. “Some people have already gone to great lengths to conserve. Others can do much more."
The Stage Three watering restrictions officially go into place June 1st. Information on the District's Conservation Ordinance can be found here.