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WSCP  Stage 5

Extreme Water Shortage Emergency

Stage 5 of the CCSD's Water Shortage Contingency Plan includes the following actions and restrictions:

  • No irrigation of turf, landscapes and/or ornamental gardens with potable water sources.
  • Water use for public health and safety purposes only. Customer rationing may be implemented.
  • No new construction meters will be issued.
  • Dedicated irrigation meters will be locked by CCSD staff.
  • Staff directed to perform mandatory water audits for water users in the 90th percentile.
  • No replacement water may be provided for ponds or lakes. Aeration equipment should be managed in such a way as to eliminate evaporative loss of water.
  • No water for commercial car washes.
  • No planting of new landscaping (seed, sod, or other plant materials).
  • Water use allocation per permanent resident: 2 units per month.
  • Commercial water use allocation: 2 units per EDU or fraction thereof; or 75% of average of last 12 months water use, whichever is less.
  • Vacation rental allocation: 2 units per month.
  • Penalty charges for violation of water use allocations. Water use that exceeds allocation by less than 25% will be subject to a five-hundred percent (500%) surcharge levied on all usage above the customer's allocation. Water use that exceeds allocation by more than 25% will be subject to a one-thousand percent (1000%) surcharge levied on all usage above the customer's allocation. The tiered penalty structure is designed to acknowledge those customers who make a good faith effort to reduce consumption but go over their allocation by a small amount.
  • Staff directed to operate WRF.

Resources for the Community

Download a printable one-pager about Stage 5 below. Post this easy-to-read guide at your home or business to remind yourself that the community is experiencing an Extreme Water Shortage Emergency.

Stage 5 - Extreme Water Shortage Emergency
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