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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Amendment to Water Conservation Rules

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Dear Community Members and Water Users:

Due to improved water conditions in 2017, the Avenal City Council amended the City's Water Conservation Measures on April 13, 2017. The purpose of this letter is to request continued assistance utilizing Phase II water conservation measures by all users until further notice.

The following measures, including amendments, are in force and effect:

GOAL: Continued water conservation measures by all water users:

Alternate Watering Schedules for all users of water supplied by the City:

Odd Number Addresses: Watering only on Mondays & Fridays from 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. 

Even Number Addresses: Watering only on Tuesdays & Saturdays from 12:00 a.m. -11:59 p.m.

** Sunday Watering: Both even and odd-numbered addresses may water on Sundays during the hours of 12:00 a.m. -11:59 p.m.

Other Requirements for use of water supplied by the City:

  •  No person, entity or other water user shall wash motor vehicles, trailers, boats and other types of equipment without utilizing a hand-held bucket or hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle for quick rinses on appropriate watering days;
  • All homes/apartment complexes with swimming pools require City approval prior to draining or filling pools;
  • No open hose or faucets; all unattended hoses shall have a spray nozzle or sprinkling device; no excessive water flow down gutters/streets or accumulation of water on properties; repair all dripping or leaking hydrants, faucets, pipes, outlets or plumbing fixtures.

**Allowable Uses (Phase II):

  • Reasonable use of potable water for car wash "fundraising" for local non-profit groups, agencies and organizations. Requires approval by the City prior to event;
  • Reasonable use of potable water for small water slides, small pools and other small recreational water toys/activities;
  • Reasonable use of potable water to wash down sidewalks, driveways, drive approaches,
  • curbs and gutters, clean and/or spray down houses, buildings, etc.

The City appreciates the Community's assistance over the past few years in order to meet mandatory water restrictions. Although water conditions have improved somewhat, we request cooperation from all water users to continue practicing water conservation measures.

Water use will continue to be monitored by the City's Code Enforcement Department; and, violators of water conservation measures could be subject to penalties of $50, $100 or $150 per violation as per AMC 6-4.22.

If you have any questions or need further clarification of this information, please feel free to contact Avenal City Hall - Code Enforcement/Water Conservation Department at 386-5766.

Thank you.

City of Avenal

**Amended measures approved by the Avenal City Council on April 13, 2017

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