Morro Bay imposes water restrictions
January 30, 2014
In 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.