Last month, the Paloma Creek Water Districts implemented mandatory water-use restrictions under Stage 1 of their Drought Contingency Plans. We have since seen slight reductions in water usage by residents and the Board of Directors for each District appreciates the residents’ cooperation in this matter.
We still need your help! Since Stage 1 was implemented, the area continues to experience high temperatures and minimal rain. The resulting high-water usage continues to impact Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s ability to keep up with demand. Should the drought continue and demand remain high, it is possible that Stage 2 drought restrictions could be forced upon Paloma Creek, which would result in stricter rules, including but not limited to, limit of once-a-week watering, and prohibitions on filling swimming pools, car washing, and recreational water usage.
No one wants to go to Stage 2. Therefore, as a reminder, below are the current Stage 1 restrictions that are currently in place. The Water Districts ask for everyone’s help in complying with these restrictions to help avoid Stage 2!
The following mandatory restrictions are currently effective:
Landscaping (including lawns) may not be watered more than two times per week.
Customers with addresses ending in an even number can water on Sundays and Thursdays.
Customers with addresses ending in an odd number can water on Saturdays and Wednesdays
Landscaping (including lawns) may be watered only between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Hosing off paved areas, buildings, windows or other hard surfaces is prohibited. (Normal window washing is okay.)
Washing or rinsing of vehicles is restricted to use of a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose with positive shut-off valve, or commercial car wash.
These mandatory water use restrictions may be enforced by any combination of warnings, suspension of service, monetary penalties, citations, and fees.
Irrigation of landscaped areas and building foundations is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a bucket, or by drip irrigation or soaker hose systems.
In addition, customers are requested to observe the following conservation measures:
Reduce the frequency of draining and refilling swimming pools.
Avoid waste during recreational use (water used for leisure and entertainment purposes) from faucets and hoses.
For additional ways that you can help save and protect our limited water resources, please see information available from Upper Trinity Regional Water District at www.utrwd.com/saving-water/help-us-conserve.