IS IT SAFE TO START WATERING AGAIN?

Posted By on September 21, 2016

While the State of California is still in a drought situation, many of the local water authorities have eased the watering restrictions for their areas. The Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has moved from Stage 3 watering restrictions to a modified version of their original Stage 1 restrictions. According to the RPU website, this means that:
• RPU customers can feel free to water as they wish, but as always, please consider conservation.
• Customers may water anytime of the day or night, with no restricted hours.

The site also notes:
While some water use restrictions are easing, others have become state law. These wasteful activities are now prohibited across California and would be considered unreasonable uses of water:
• Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes with drinking water
• Washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle
• Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative water feature
• Watering lawns in a manner that that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after measurable precipitation
• Irrigating within 48 hours of rainfall
• Substantial irrigation runoff
You can read more about water conservation and water-saving tips by visiting their site directly.
http://www.riversidedrought.com/restrictions.html