The Arrowbear Water District board of directors recently approved water conservation measures in the community and with the ongoing drought all mountain residents should be cutting back on their water usage.
Arrowbear residents can now water landscaping on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. They cannot water landscaping and turf on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Property owners and renters cannot water plants and other foliage to the point where the water runs off the areas being watered, and certainly not into the streets.
Residents cannot wash sidewalks, patios, driveways, parking areas, porches, decks and verandas. The precious water resources, during the state drought, cannot be spent on areas just to make sure it looks “nice and clean.” Residents can water their landscaping and turf on Wednesday and Saturday as long as the water does not run off. If residents have a vegetable garden it is important that it is done sparingly. Consider planting a few drought-tolerant plants at your home, especially if they are drought tolerant and/or native plants found in the homeowners area.
Homeowners and renters can sparingly hand water individual plants by using a bucket or watering pail throughout the week as long as it doesn’t run off. If you’re thinking of washing your car do it by hand using a bucket with a brief rinse with a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
Water should be used sparingly for construction maintenance purposes such as soil compaction, pressure washing prior to painting and mixing concrete as well as other necessary procedures.
Residents need to monitor their homes to make sure there are no leaking toilets, pipes or other water fixtures that could result in the loss of hundreds, or thousands, of water that would be wasted. Be sure to monitor pipes and make repairs as quickly as possible when you discover them so the least amount of water escapes.
Remember: Homeowners are responsible for the water use at their residence. If people have tenants they need to remind them of the water conservation measures underway so they can also help the environment and so they can comply with the current conservation policies.
Should you want to look it up the complete water conservation policy (#34020) is available on the district’s website at: http://www.arrowbearwater.org. Customers may also call the district office at (909) 867-2704 for more information.
It is extremely important that all residents, full-time, or part-time. help to keep their water usage to within the bounds of what the Arrowbear Water District allows during this dry season.