PALMDALE – All Palmdale Water District customers can now irrigate outdoors daily, before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m., the agency announced this week.
“This is the moment the residents have been waiting for; Palmdale Water District can now ease restrictions on water use,” stated Marco Henriquez, Board Director of the Palmdale Water District. “The community has done an excellent job conserving water for the past five years, and now they can reasonably begin using this precious resource to enjoy their outdoor areas a little more.”
Watering should be kept to a minimum, if possible, with extensive measures taken to reduce water waste, officials advise.
The PWD will no longer issue citations for water waste for first offenses, but rather provide a
warning to correct the waste issue, according to the agency. If water waste does continue, the District reserves the right to fine the resident, business, municipal facility, industry, or other user.
While restrictions on frequency are now relaxed, the use of water to clean outdoor surfaces such as garages, sidewalks, patios and driveways is still not permitted by State requirement.
Washing cars without a hose nozzle and allowing water to flow off of properties are still considered water waste subject to scrutiny, officials warn.
“We have all learned quite a bit about water in the last few years and how we need to work together as a community to conserve and appreciate its value,” stated Kathy Mac Laren, Board Director of the Palmdale Water District. “The District is continuing to position itself and our community to ensure that we all have high value water at a reasonable cost for the future of the City.”
[Information via news release from the Palmdale Water District.]