Vista Irrigation District Issues Increased Water Conservation Restrictions

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VISTA – The Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors has declared a Level 2 water conservation condition of the Water Supply Intervention Program, which requires residents and businesses to implement implementing stricter mandatory water use restrictions starting June 18.

The board’s water conservation action complies with the State Water Resources Control Board’s emergency regulations, which require city water providers to implement mandatory water conservation measures aimed at reduce potable water use by 10 to 20 percent statewide and prohibit the watering of non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional sites.

The Level 2 Water Conservation Condition under the Water Supply Response Program includes the following mandatory water use restrictions:

  • Limit landscape irrigation to three assigned days per week.
  • Limit landscape irrigation to no more than 10 minutes per water station per day. Drip/micro-irrigation systems and jet rotor sprinklers are exempt from these time limits.
  • Residents, businesses and nurseries/commercial growers water before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
  • No watering of landscapes during or 48 hours after it rains.
  • No washing of paved surfaces except for health and safety reasons.
  • Eliminate water waste resulting from inefficient landscape irrigation and runoff.
  • Wash vehicles with a bucket or hand hose with positive shut-off nozzle.
  • Repair all water leaks within 48 hours.

The landscape watering days assigned to all Vista Irrigation District customers will be as follows:

  • Houses with EVEN addresses (i.e. 1234 Main Street): Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • Homes with ODD addresses (i.e. 1231 Main Street): Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Apartments/condominiums, businesses and public agencies (i.e. cities, county schools, etc.): Monday, Wednesday and Friday

The Vista Irrigation District Water Supply Intervention Program has six levels and addresses the conditions under which water use restrictions are necessary. As water supply conditions become more critical, the demand for conservation measures increases. These retention measures apply to all customers, including landlords and businesses. Please contact Brent Reyes at (760) 597-3160 for more information.

Vista Irrigation District provides water service to approximately 133,000 people in the City of Vista and parts of San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, and unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

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