Recently the Corona City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2962 in response to drought conditions in the State of California. This drought ordinance sets forth guidelines for water conservation through five different stages of cut backs. It details activities which may be prohibited during times of water shortage emergencies, as well as consequences that the City may take in order to ensure compliance with these guidelines, including fines and penalties.
In the ordinance three activities are identified as unreasonable uses of water, and are prohibited at all times, throughout all Water Conservation Stages:
- Allowing water to leave a person's property by drainage onto adjacent properties or public or private roadways or streets due to excessive irrigation and/or uncorrected leaks
- Failing to repair a water leak
- Using water to wash down sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or other paved areas, except to alleviate immediate safety or sanitation hazards
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The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has published a newsletter titled "Dealing with Drought." This newsletter provides information on the current drought, including water levels and actions that many California agencies are taking to deal with the drought. Click here to read more. Visit the ACWA's website at www.acwa.com for more information.
Help keep Corona strong, be water wise.