A Level 2 may be declared under the following conditions: 1) when the Water Authority notifies its member agencies that due to cutbacks caused by drought or other reduction in supplies, a consumer demand reduction is required in order to have sufficient supplies available to meet anticipated demands; 2) when a consumer demand reduction is required by a regulatory agency; or when other conditions exist that require a consumer demand reduction. The consumer demand reduction amounts in Level 2 are typically up to 20 percent, although the District Board of Directors may declare a Level 2 and implement the mandatory Level 2 conservation measures identified in the Water Supply Response Program to achieve a consumer demand reduction of a different amount. The General Manager shall have the authority and discretion to implement water conservation measures commensurate with the level of demand reduction required and/or the reduction targets achieved, as described below. The General Manager shall inform the Board of Directors of the status of the implementation of the measures set forth in this section and the resulting water conservation in a timely manner.
All persons using District water shall comply with Level 1 water-use efficiency practices during Level 2, and shall also comply with the following additional conservation measures:
- Stop watering ornamental turf in public street medians with potable water.
- Irrigate residential and commercial landscape with in-ground or hose-end sprinkler systems before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. only.
- Irrigate nursery and commercial grower’s products before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. only. Watering is permitted at any time with a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle, a bucket, or when a drip/micro-irrigation system/equipment is used. Irrigation of nursery propagation beds is permitted at any time. Watering of livestock is permitted at any time.
- Irrigate landscape on a construction project with potable water taken through a construction meter before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. only.
- Limit residential and commercial landscape irrigation to assigned days per week and limited duration times on a schedule established by the general manager and posted by the district. This section shall not apply to commercial growers or nurseries for the water that they use for agricultural purposes.
- Limit lawn watering and landscape irrigation using in-ground or hose-end sprinklers to time limits per watering station per assigned day as established by the general manager and posted by the district. This provision does not apply to landscape irrigation systems using drip/micro-irrigation systems and stream rotor sprinklers.
- Turf/Plant establishment is allowed if required by a landscape permit or necessary for erosion control, landscape renovation after a natural disaster, or establishment, repair or renovation of public use fields for schools or parks. New turf/plantings are exempt from the irrigation limitations set forth in a level 2 condition for a period of 30 days following the date of planting.
- Water landscaped areas, including trees and shrubs located on residential and commercial properties, and not irrigated by a landscape irrigation system, before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. only by using a bucket, hand-held hose with positive shut-off nozzle, or low-volume non-spray irrigation per assigned day as established by the General Manager and posted by the district.
- Repair all leaks within forty-eight (48) hours of notification by the district unless other arrangements are made with the general manager.
- Commercial and agricultural customers are asked to implement all measures practicable toward improving efficiency and conserving water.