The city of San Diego is now at Level 2 Water Emergency. San Diego city Council yesterday voted eight to zero to impose mandatory outdoor water usage restrictions throughout the city of San Diego, effective June 1, 2009.
The newly enacted measures call for the following:
Watering of lawns and landscapes throughout the city and its jurisdictions can only be done from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Outside watering ( applicable to residential and commercial properties) can only be done three days per week.
Each property owner must follow the assigned days of week according to the property address.
Homeowners and Commercial properties are assigned the following watering days:
- Odd number addresses will be assigned Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday only.
- Even numbered Address will be assigned Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
- Apartment Buildings, Condominiums and Commercial properties are assigned Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The watering time limit on all property both residential and commercial is 10 minutes.
There is a further restriction for car washing at residences can only be done between the hours of 6PM and 10AM.
This proposal and enactment yesterday by unanimous city council vote supersedes the previous and more onerous proposal that would have capped each water customer to a specific overall amount of water usage and then charged that customer extra if they exceeded the capped amount.
For more information about this new measure that is effective June 1st, 2009 and the consequences for not abiding by it can be found at http://uniontrib.com/more/conserve