Morro Bay imposes water restrictions

January 30, 2014

waterIn response to a drought declaration by California Governor Jerry Brown, the city of Morro Bay adopted new rules Tuesday restricting water usage. [Tribune]

Irrigation of public and private landscaping is now only permitted on Tuesdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered addresses and Wednesdays and Sundays for even-numbered properties. Washing cars with a hose is now prohibited, as is using potable water to clean boats, docks, sidewalks, patios and other paved surfaces.

The city is also asking restaurants to only provide water to customers who request it.

“The city would like your continued help in conserving water, Public Services Director Rob Livick said. “Please limit the amount of water used around the house.”

If residents or merchants do not comply with the usage restrictions, public services employees can turn off their water.

In 2013, Morro Bay received about 4 inches of rain, the lowest amount the city began measuring rainfall about 40 years ago.

Brown’s drought declaration asked Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.

 







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13 Comments

  1. Kalalau says:

    Attention City of Morro Bay….PLEASE notify that business woman on the Embarcadero who DAILY hoses down the whole surrounding courtyard and front sidewalks EVERY morning to cease this activity. I’ve been witnessing this every morning that I walk down there. It’s the business just North of Dolphin Shirt Co.

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  2. fishing village says:

    Nobody’s shutting anyone’s water off, WHAT are you talking about?

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  3. Pelican1 says:

    Let them try and turn off my water……

    (7) 9 Total Votes - 8 up - 1 down
  4. jrstone says:

    Why does these types of actions have to be taken? Glad you asked! Because most don’t have the common sense or the common dignity to do these type of things on their own!
    No, they’ll wait until the “government” comes around and tells them what to do and then bitch about too much government!

    Oh so typical….

    Just sayin’…

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    • taxpayer says:

      Actually, Morro Bay citizens use less water per capita than any other community in the State of California.

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  5. Vagabond says:

    Well that’s how Gov works. Reactionary never preemptive and when anyone is forced to make decisions in a reactionary way their choices are limited to what can be done right then, not what the best solution would be if all paths are explored. So there you are California, dryer than a popcorn fart and getting ready to blow away on the next Santa Anna. Time to start that cactus garden in the front yard and before you do, it might be a good idea to dig a cistern too.

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  6. hijinks2 says:

    taxpayer,

    You are so right, the city has no legal right to shut off your water, except for non-payment with a few exceptions. How you use the water you pay for, unless it causes eminent danger to someone else or their property the purveyor has no legal authority to shut it off. Apparently, power and leadership does not require a smidgen of knowledge about the law, much less any common sense.

    By the way, the City has waited how long to impose these restrictions? So, like so many other idiots they were praying for rain to bail them out of this conundrum or mess. Managing and leading blindly.

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  7. taxpayer says:

    Correction: Will someone please tell the City Council that they have no authority to shut off people’s water as long as they pay their bills. Did anyone ask the acting City Attorney if this was legal? It’s not! They have the ability to impose fines but that’s it. These people really don’t have a clue.

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  8. taxpayer says:

    Will someone please to the City Council that they have no authority to shut off people’s water as long as they pay their bills. Did anyone ask the acting City Attorney if this was legal? It’s not! They have the ability to impose fines but that’s it. These people really don’t have a clue.

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