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Water district releases latest conservation update

Posted on July 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park’s customers have reduced water use 38 percent over 2013 levels, and we appreciate all that you are doing to conserve water. Please continue to use water wisely. In June 2016, the City Council adopted a 10 percent conservation goal (corresponding to a drought surcharge of $0.18 per hundred cubic feet effective July 1, 2016), and the following regulations remain in effect:
  1. Hoses must be equipped with a shut-off valve for washing vehicles, sidewalks, walkways or buildings.
  2. Broken or defective plumbing and irrigation systems must be repaired or replaced within a reasonable period.
  3. Recreational water features shall be covered when not in use.
  4. Ornamental fountains shall use only recirculated or recycled water.
  5. Potable water shall not be applied in any manner to any driveway, sidewalk or other hard surface except when necessary to address immediate health or safety concerns.
  6. Potable water shall not be used to water outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff onto nonirrigated areas, walkways, roadways, parking lots or other hard surfaces.
  7. Potable water cannot be applied to outdoor landscapes during and up to 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
Please note that the two days per week irrigation schedule and watering between certain hours of the day have been lifted and are no longer in effect.

For more information and water-saving tips, please visit the Menlo Park Municipal Water District web page.

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