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Immediate Implementation of Stage 2 Water Restrictions

Dear RCH Members,

Due to a rapid and unexpected spike in water consumption, we are forced to implement Stage 2 water restrictions effective immediately. These measures are essential to ensure the sustainability of our water supply.

Stage 2 Triggers and Requirements: Stage 2 water restrictions are initiated when our treated water reservoir levels consistently do not refill above 90 percent overnight. These restrictions will remain in place until these conditions have ceased for 14 consecutive days or until the underlying issue has been resolved.

Stage 2 Response: Our goal under Stage 2 is to reduce daily water demand by 15 percent.

Water Use Restrictions: The following water use restrictions apply to all RCH members:

  1. Landscape Irrigation:
    • Limited to two days a week:
      • Sundays and Thursdays for even-numbered addresses (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)
      • Saturdays and Wednesdays for odd-numbered addresses (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
    • Permitted only between midnight and 6:00 a.m. or between 8:00 p.m. and midnight on designated days.
    • Hand-held hoses with automatic shut-off, faucet-filled buckets (5 gallons or less), or drip irrigation systems can be used at any time.
  2. Vehicle Washing:
    • Allowed only on designated watering days using a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose with a shutoff nozzle.
    • Washing is permitted anytime at commercial car washes or service stations.
    • Exemptions are granted for vehicles essential to public health and safety.
  3. Pool Use:
    • Filling, refilling, or adding water to pools is restricted to designated watering days between midnight and 6:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and midnight.
  4. Ornamental Fountains/Ponds:
    • Operation is prohibited except to support aquatic life or if using reclaimed water.
  5. Fire Hydrants:
    • Use is limited to firefighting, public health, safety, and welfare activities. Construction use may be allowed with a special permit.
  6. Restaurants:
    • Prohibited from serving water to patrons unless requested.
  7. Non-Essential Water Uses:
    • Prohibited activities include:
      • Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other hard surfaces.
      • Washing buildings for non-fire protection purposes.
      • Dust control.
      • Flushing gutters or allowing water to run into streets.
      • Failing to repair controllable leaks after notice.

These restrictions are critical to managing our water resources effectively. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines to ensure a sustainable water supply for our community.

Thank you for your immediate attention to these measures.


Best regards,

Robin Mayall
RCH General Manager