COVINA (CBSLA.com) — Officials announced on Thursday that additional mandatory water conservation measures will go into effect for City of Covina water customers.
According to city officials, a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage has been declared.
The following water use restrictions will be implemented:
— Watering or irrigating of lawns and landscapes will be limited to Wednesday and Saturday, from April through October.
— During winter months, watering will be limited to Wednesday only from November through March.
— Watering of lawns and landscapes will be prohibited everyday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes per station per day.
— No runoff will be allowed from irrigation.
— Washing down hard or paved surfaces, including sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts and alleys or patios will be prohibited.
— All leaks, breaks and other malfunctions in plumbing or distribution systems must be repaired within 48 hours of notification by the city unless other arrangements are made directly.
— Operating a water fountain or decorative water feature that does not use recirculated water will be prohibited.
— Using water to wash or clean a vehicle will be prohibited unless a hand-held bucket or similar container with a hand-held hose that has a shut-off nozzle is used, or at a commercial car washing facility that utilizes a recirculating water system.
— Refilling or filling lakes or ponds will be prohibited except for the need to sustain aquatic life.
— Refilling more than one foot or initially filling a residential swimming pool with potable water will be prohibited.
— Irrigating will be prohibited during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall.
Mandatory water conservation measures go into effect on Friday.
Residents who are not Covina Water customers are urged to contact water providers to obtain specific instructions regarding watering restrictions in your service area.
The City of Covina Water Division can be reached at (626) 384-5230.