If you didn’t see water cutbacks coming you must have been living on a different planet.California is really a desert so the lack of rain this year has impacted everything and everyone and our mountain communities are not immune to what’s happening on a state level with the lack of rainfall this year.
With that in mind, the Running Springs Water District is now limiting outdoor irrigation ONLY on Sundays and Thursdays from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight. (In other words don’t water plants and lawns during the daytime hours!) Obviously you want to water lawns and plants at times when it isn’t the middle of the scorching day because the water would evaporate almost as quickly as it was applied to lawns and plants so the mandatory watering hours seem very reasonable.
The Running Springs Water District board of directors adopted a resolution on June 17 that limits outdoor irrigation to Sunday and Thursdays ONLY. Watering hours are from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. (in the morning) and from 6 p.m. to midnight. A landscape guide is available at the district office for residents who want to know what plants need little water rather than those that need to be watered a lot.
It has been many, many years since the water district has had to demand that residents cut back on outdoor watering but the effects of this long-term drought (that only seems to be getting worse) call for cutbacks.
For more information contact the water district log onto their website at: http://www.runningspringswaterdistrict.com or call (909) 867-2766 during normal working hours. The office is located on Hwy. 18 between Running Springs Fire Station 51 and the California Highway Patrol office.