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EMERGENCY WATER REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

 

 

Over the last four years, California has been facing one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.  To alleviate these conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in January 2014.  Since then, the Governor has issued three Executive Orders implementing statewide voluntary water conservation measures.  Because the current drought conditions have not improved and there is a possibility that it will extend to 2016 and beyond, on April 1, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 directing the State Water Resources Control Board to impose restrictions to achieve an aggregate statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use.  The 25 percent reduction will be compared to 2013 water consumption

 

On May 5, 2015, the State Water Board adopted the following emergency regulations.  These new regulations became effective on June 1, 2015.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to Water Suppliers

 

  • Conservation standards for urban water suppliers (serving 3,000 or more connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GCPD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide. 
  • Small water suppliers (serving fewer than 3,000 connections) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.  
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional properties not served by a water supplier (or self-supplied) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week. 
  • State Water Board can issue informational orders, conservation orders or cease and desist orders to water suppliers for failure to meet their conservation standard.  Water suppliers that violate cease and desist orders are subject to a civil liability of up to $10,000 a day.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to End-Users

  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.
  • Use of hose without automatic shut-off nozzle to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited.
  • Application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited. 
  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, or bars is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of new construction homes and buildings not delivered by drip or microspray systems.
  • Water suppliers have the authority to fine property owners up to $500 a day for failure to implement water use prohibitions and restrictions.

         

West Covina is served by eight water companies, namely: City of Azusa Light and Water, City of Covina Water, Rowland Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Suburban Water Systems, Valencia Heights Water Company, Valley County Water District and Walnut Valley Water District.  To find out which water company is serving your area, please click on http://www.westcovina.org/home/showdocument?id=430.  The City does not own and operate its water distribution system, thus is subject only to the new regulations pertaining to end-users.    

 

Below summarizes the restrictions of each water company:

 

City of Azusa Light and Water

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Water supply is 50 percent groundwater and 50 percent imported.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 3 water conservation. Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays for commercial properties and Tuesdays and Thursdays for residential properties.  No watering between 9 AM and 6 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $600 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

City of Covina Water  

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 commercial and residential customers in the north part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $250 per occurrence.
  • On-going a smart water meter replacement program.
  • 2-tiered water rate structure.

 

Rowland Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Serve 159 residential customers in the southeast part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% imported from MWD and Three Valleys Municipal Water District.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays between 5 PM and 8 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Water Company

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

 

Suburban Water Systems

 

  • Conservation standard is 24 percent.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.  Homes with addresses ending in even numbers can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays while homes with addresses ending in odd numbers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  No watering allowed on Fridays.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.

 

Valencia Heights Water District

 

  • Mandated conservation standard is 25 percent.
  • Serve approximately 800 customers (mostly residential) in the east part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week.  No watering allowed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 7 AM and 7 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered residential and 2-tiered commercial and irrigation water rate structure.

   

Valley County Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 200 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes limited to two days per week between 9 PM and 6 AM. 
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

Walnut Valley Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve 944 residential customers in the south part of the City.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Stage 3 Drought.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week (no specific days) between 8 PM and 5 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

The City is in contact with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District to explore opportunities to expand the existing recycled water system in the City.  Upper Valley, in a partnership with Suburban and the City, over the last seven years, secured Federal and State grants and installed a 2 million gallon reservoir, 14 miles of pipeline, a pump station, a pressure reducing station, and appurtenances producing more than 440 million gallons of recycled water per year. This saves enough drinking water per year to supply approximately 2,700 homes.  Suburban operates and maintains the recycled water system in West Covina.

 

For more information regarding each of the water company’s restrictions, please contact your water company representative. Contact information can be found by clicking on http://www.westcovina.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/water-utilities-emergency-numbers

EMERGENCY WATER REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

 

 

Over the last four years, California has been facing one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.  To alleviate these conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in January 2014.  Since then, the Governor has issued three Executive Orders implementing statewide voluntary water conservation measures.  Because the current drought conditions have not improved and there is a possibility that it will extend to 2016 and beyond, on April 1, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 directing the State Water Resources Control Board to impose restrictions to achieve an aggregate statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use.  The 25 percent reduction will be compared to 2013 water consumption

 

On May 5, 2015, the State Water Board adopted the following emergency regulations.  These new regulations became effective on June 1, 2015.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to Water Suppliers

 

  • Conservation standards for urban water suppliers (serving 3,000 or more connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GCPD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide.  
  • Small water suppliers (serving fewer than 3,000 connections) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.   
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional properties not served by a water supplier (or self-supplied) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.  
  • State Water Board can issue informational orders, conservation orders or cease and desist orders to water suppliers for failure to meet their conservation standard.  Water suppliers that violate cease and desist orders are subject to a civil liability of up to $10,000 a day.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to End-Users 

  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.
  • Use of hose without automatic shut-off nozzle to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited.
  • Application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited.  
  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, or bars is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of new construction homes and buildings not delivered by drip or microspray systems.
  • Water suppliers have the authority to fine property owners up to $500 a day for failure to implement water use prohibitions and restrictions.

          

West Covina is served by eight water companies, namely: City of Azusa Light and Water, City of Covina Water, Rowland Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Suburban Water Systems, Valencia Heights Water Company, Valley County Water District and Walnut Valley Water District.  To find out which water company is serving your area, please click on http://www.westcovina.org/home/showdocument?id=430.  The City does not own and operate its water distribution system, thus is subject only to the new regulations pertaining to end-users.    

 

Below summarizes the restrictions of each water company:

 

City of Azusa Light and Water

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Water supply is 50 percent groundwater and 50 percent imported.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 3 water conservation. Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays for commercial properties and Tuesdays and Thursdays for residential properties.  No watering between 9 AM and 6 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $600 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure. 

 

City of Covina Water  

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 commercial and residential customers in the north part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $250 per occurrence.
  • On-going a smart water meter replacement program.
  • 2-tiered water rate structure. 

 

Rowland Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Serve 159 residential customers in the southeast part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% imported from MWD and Three Valleys Municipal Water District.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays between 5 PM and 8 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Water Company

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

 

Suburban Water Systems

 

  • Conservation standard is 24 percent.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.  Homes with addresses ending in even numbers can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays while homes with addresses ending in odd numbers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  No watering allowed on Fridays.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.

 

Valencia Heights Water District

 

  • Mandated conservation standard is 25 percent.
  • Serve approximately 800 customers (mostly residential) in the east part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week.  No watering allowed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 7 AM and 7 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered residential and 2-tiered commercial and irrigation water rate structure.

    

Valley County Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 200 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes limited to two days per week between 9 PM and 6 AM.  
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

Walnut Valley Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve 944 residential customers in the south part of the City.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Stage 3 Drought.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week (no specific days) between 8 PM and 5 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

The City is in contact with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District to explore opportunities to expand the existing recycled water system in the City.  Upper Valley, in a partnership with Suburban and the City, over the last seven years, secured Federal and State grants and installed a 2 million gallon reservoir, 14 miles of pipeline, a pump station, a pressure reducing station, and appurtenances producing more than 440 million gallons of recycled water per year. This saves enough drinking water per year to supply approximately 2,700 homes.  Suburban operates and maintains the recycled water system in West Covina.

 

For more information regarding each of the water company’s restrictions, please contact your water company representative. Contact information can be found by clicking on http://www.westcovina.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/water-utilities-emergency-numbers.

EMERGENCY WATER REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

 

 

Over the last four years, California has been facing one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.  To alleviate these conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in January 2014.  Since then, the Governor has issued three Executive Orders implementing statewide voluntary water conservation measures.  Because the current drought conditions have not improved and there is a possibility that it will extend to 2016 and beyond, on April 1, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 directing the State Water Resources Control Board to impose restrictions to achieve an aggregate statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use.  The 25 percent reduction will be compared to 2013 water consumption

 

On May 5, 2015, the State Water Board adopted the following emergency regulations.  These new regulations became effective on June 1, 2015.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to Water Suppliers

 

  • Conservation standards for urban water suppliers (serving 3,000 or more connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GCPD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide.  
  • Small water suppliers (serving fewer than 3,000 connections) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.   
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional properties not served by a water supplier (or self-supplied) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.  
  • State Water Board can issue informational orders, conservation orders or cease and desist orders to water suppliers for failure to meet their conservation standard.  Water suppliers that violate cease and desist orders are subject to a civil liability of up to $10,000 a day.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to End-Users 

  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.
  • Use of hose without automatic shut-off nozzle to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited.
  • Application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited.  
  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, or bars is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of new construction homes and buildings not delivered by drip or microspray systems.
  • Water suppliers have the authority to fine property owners up to $500 a day for failure to implement water use prohibitions and restrictions.

          

West Covina is served by eight water companies, namely: City of Azusa Light and Water, City of Covina Water, Rowland Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Suburban Water Systems, Valencia Heights Water Company, Valley County Water District and Walnut Valley Water District.  To find out which water company is serving your area, please click on http://www.westcovina.org/home/showdocument?id=430.  The City does not own and operate its water distribution system, thus is subject only to the new regulations pertaining to end-users.    

 

Below summarizes the restrictions of each water company:

 

City of Azusa Light and Water

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Water supply is 50 percent groundwater and 50 percent imported.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 3 water conservation. Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays for commercial properties and Tuesdays and Thursdays for residential properties.  No watering between 9 AM and 6 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $600 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure. 

 

City of Covina Water  

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 commercial and residential customers in the north part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $250 per occurrence.
  • On-going a smart water meter replacement program.
  • 2-tiered water rate structure. 

 

Rowland Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Serve 159 residential customers in the southeast part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% imported from MWD and Three Valleys Municipal Water District.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays between 5 PM and 8 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Water Company

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

 

Suburban Water Systems

 

  • Conservation standard is 24 percent.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.  Homes with addresses ending in even numbers can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays while homes with addresses ending in odd numbers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  No watering allowed on Fridays.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.

 

Valencia Heights Water District

 

  • Mandated conservation standard is 25 percent.
  • Serve approximately 800 customers (mostly residential) in the east part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week.  No watering allowed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 7 AM and 7 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered residential and 2-tiered commercial and irrigation water rate structure.

    

Valley County Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 200 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes limited to two days per week between 9 PM and 6 AM.  
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

Walnut Valley Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve 944 residential customers in the south part of the City.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Stage 3 Drought.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week (no specific days) between 8 PM and 5 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

The City is in contact with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District to explore opportunities to expand the existing recycled water system in the City.  Upper Valley, in a partnership with Suburban and the City, over the last seven years, secured Federal and State grants and installed a 2 million gallon reservoir, 14 miles of pipeline, a pump station, a pressure reducing station, and appurtenances producing more than 440 million gallons of recycled water per year. This saves enough drinking water per year to supply approximately 2,700 homes.  Suburban operates and maintains the recycled water system in West Covina.

 

For more information regarding each of the water company’s restrictions, please contact your water company representative. Contact information can be found by clicking on http://www.westcovina.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/water-utilities-emergency-numbers.

EMERGENCY WATER REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

 

 

Over the last four years, California has been facing one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.  To alleviate these conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in January 2014.  Since then, the Governor has issued three Executive Orders implementing statewide voluntary water conservation measures.  Because the current drought conditions have not improved and there is a possibility that it will extend to 2016 and beyond, on April 1, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 directing the State Water Resources Control Board to impose restrictions to achieve an aggregate statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use.  The 25 percent reduction will be compared to 2013 water consumption

 

On May 5, 2015, the State Water Board adopted the following emergency regulations.  These new regulations became effective on June 1, 2015.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to Water Suppliers

 

  • Conservation standards for urban water suppliers (serving 3,000 or more connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GCPD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide.  
  • Small water suppliers (serving fewer than 3,000 connections) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.   
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional properties not served by a water supplier (or self-supplied) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.  
  • State Water Board can issue informational orders, conservation orders or cease and desist orders to water suppliers for failure to meet their conservation standard.  Water suppliers that violate cease and desist orders are subject to a civil liability of up to $10,000 a day.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to End-Users 

  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.
  • Use of hose without automatic shut-off nozzle to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited.
  • Application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited.  
  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, or bars is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of new construction homes and buildings not delivered by drip or microspray systems.
  • Water suppliers have the authority to fine property owners up to $500 a day for failure to implement water use prohibitions and restrictions.

          

West Covina is served by eight water companies, namely: City of Azusa Light and Water, City of Covina Water, Rowland Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Suburban Water Systems, Valencia Heights Water Company, Valley County Water District and Walnut Valley Water District.  To find out which water company is serving your area, please click on http://www.westcovina.org/home/showdocument?id=430.  The City does not own and operate its water distribution system, thus is subject only to the new regulations pertaining to end-users.    

 

Below summarizes the restrictions of each water company:

 

City of Azusa Light and Water

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Water supply is 50 percent groundwater and 50 percent imported.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 3 water conservation. Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays for commercial properties and Tuesdays and Thursdays for residential properties.  No watering between 9 AM and 6 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $600 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure. 

 

City of Covina Water  

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 commercial and residential customers in the north part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $250 per occurrence.
  • On-going a smart water meter replacement program.
  • 2-tiered water rate structure. 

 

Rowland Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Serve 159 residential customers in the southeast part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% imported from MWD and Three Valleys Municipal Water District.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays between 5 PM and 8 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Water Company

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

 

Suburban Water Systems

 

  • Conservation standard is 24 percent.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.  Homes with addresses ending in even numbers can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays while homes with addresses ending in odd numbers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  No watering allowed on Fridays.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.

 

Valencia Heights Water District

 

  • Mandated conservation standard is 25 percent.
  • Serve approximately 800 customers (mostly residential) in the east part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week.  No watering allowed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 7 AM and 7 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered residential and 2-tiered commercial and irrigation water rate structure.

    

Valley County Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 200 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes limited to two days per week between 9 PM and 6 AM.  
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

Walnut Valley Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve 944 residential customers in the south part of the City.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Stage 3 Drought.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week (no specific days) between 8 PM and 5 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

The City is in contact with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District to explore opportunities to expand the existing recycled water system in the City.  Upper Valley, in a partnership with Suburban and the City, over the last seven years, secured Federal and State grants and installed a 2 million gallon reservoir, 14 miles of pipeline, a pump station, a pressure reducing station, and appurtenances producing more than 440 million gallons of recycled water per year. This saves enough drinking water per year to supply approximately 2,700 homes.  Suburban operates and maintains the recycled water system in West Covina.

 

For more information regarding each of the water company’s restrictions, please contact your water company representative. Contact information can be found by clicking on http://www.westcovina.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/water-utilities-emergency-numbers.

EMERGENCY WATER REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

 

 

Over the last four years, California has been facing one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.  To alleviate these conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in January 2014.  Since then, the Governor has issued three Executive Orders implementing statewide voluntary water conservation measures.  Because the current drought conditions have not improved and there is a possibility that it will extend to 2016 and beyond, on April 1, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 directing the State Water Resources Control Board to impose restrictions to achieve an aggregate statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use.  The 25 percent reduction will be compared to 2013 water consumption

 

On May 5, 2015, the State Water Board adopted the following emergency regulations.  These new regulations became effective on June 1, 2015.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to Water Suppliers

 

  • Conservation standards for urban water suppliers (serving 3,000 or more connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GCPD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide.  
  • Small water suppliers (serving fewer than 3,000 connections) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.   
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional properties not served by a water supplier (or self-supplied) must either reduce water use by 25 percent or restrict outdoor irrigation to two days per week.  
  • State Water Board can issue informational orders, conservation orders or cease and desist orders to water suppliers for failure to meet their conservation standard.  Water suppliers that violate cease and desist orders are subject to a civil liability of up to $10,000 a day.

 

New Regulations Pertaining to End-Users 

  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.
  • Use of hose without automatic shut-off nozzle to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited.
  • Application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited.  
  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, or bars is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of new construction homes and buildings not delivered by drip or microspray systems.
  • Water suppliers have the authority to fine property owners up to $500 a day for failure to implement water use prohibitions and restrictions.

          

West Covina is served by eight water companies, namely: City of Azusa Light and Water, City of Covina Water, Rowland Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Suburban Water Systems, Valencia Heights Water Company, Valley County Water District and Walnut Valley Water District.  To find out which water company is serving your area, please click on http://www.westcovina.org/home/showdocument?id=430.  The City does not own and operate its water distribution system, thus is subject only to the new regulations pertaining to end-users.    

 

Below summarizes the restrictions of each water company:

 

City of Azusa Light and Water

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Water supply is 50 percent groundwater and 50 percent imported.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 3 water conservation. Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays for commercial properties and Tuesdays and Thursdays for residential properties.  No watering between 9 AM and 6 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $600 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure. 

 

City of Covina Water  

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 commercial and residential customers in the north part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $250 per occurrence.
  • On-going a smart water meter replacement program.
  • 2-tiered water rate structure. 

 

Rowland Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 20 percent.
  • Serve 159 residential customers in the southeast part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% imported from MWD and Three Valleys Municipal Water District.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Level 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays between 5 PM and 8 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Water Company

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 100 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.

 

 

Suburban Water Systems

 

  • Conservation standard is 24 percent.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Adopted a Drought Contingency Plan that restricts irrigation of outdoor landscapes to three days a week.  Homes with addresses ending in even numbers can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays while homes with addresses ending in odd numbers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  No watering allowed on Fridays.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.

 

Valencia Heights Water District

 

  • Mandated conservation standard is 25 percent.
  • Serve approximately 800 customers (mostly residential) in the east part of the City.
  • Water supply is mostly groundwater.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Phase 2 water conservation.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week.  No watering allowed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 7 AM and 7 PM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $500 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered residential and 2-tiered commercial and irrigation water rate structure.

    

Valley County Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 16 percent.
  • Serve approximately 200 residential customers in the west part of the City.
  • Water supply is 100% groundwater.
  • No recycled water system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes limited to two days per week between 9 PM and 6 AM.  
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

Walnut Valley Water District

 

  • Conservation standard is 28 percent.
  • Serve 944 residential customers in the south part of the City.
  • Operate a recycled water system.
  • Under Stage 3 Drought.  Watering outdoor landscapes allowed two days a week (no specific days) between 8 PM and 5 AM.
  • Authorized to enforce against repeated violators and issue citations up to $100 per occurrence.
  • Ongoing smart water meter replacement program.
  • 3-tiered water rate structure.

 

The City is in contact with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District to explore opportunities to expand the existing recycled water system in the City.  Upper Valley, in a partnership with Suburban and the City, over the last seven years, secured Federal and State grants and installed a 2 million gallon reservoir, 14 miles of pipeline, a pump station, a pressure reducing station, and appurtenances producing more than 440 million gallons of recycled water per year. This saves enough drinking water per year to supply approximately 2,700 homes.  Suburban operates and maintains the recycled water system in West Covina.

 

For more information regarding each of the water company’s restrictions, please contact your water company representative. Contact information can be found by clicking on http://www.westcovina.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/water-utilities-emergency-numbers.

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