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Templeton CSD declares water crisis

Posted: Monday, Jan 27th, 2014

TEMPLETON — The Templeton Community Services District Board of Directors has declared a water supply crisis triggering a water resources severity level, stage 1.

The TCSD made the declaration at its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 partly in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proclamation of a drought emergency on Jan. 17.

A written notice announcing the stage 1 requirements will be mailed out to all district customers in the next utility bill.

Customers are asked to reduce their water usage by 20 percent. Customers will receive water saving tips and suggestions to assist them in conserving water. Customers are also encouraged to go to the Save Our Water campaign website at www.saveourh2o.org for additional information.

The watering of lawns, shrubs or other landscaping that requires “spray” irrigation will be prohibited from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is prohibited to “waste water.”

Examples of water wasting include, but are not limited to: washing streets, sidewalks or driveways down instead of sweeping, letting hoses run open and/or without a controlling device at the end and outside watering or irrigation practices that result in water running off the property.

Any questions regarding information in this release may be directed to the Templeton Community Services District at 434-4900.

For the complete article see the 01-28-2014 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 01-28-2014 paper.

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