Grover Beach declares Stage 3 drought

June 17, 2014

drought_2398818bThe Grover Beach City Council declared a Stage 3 drought Monday evening.

The drought declaration will impose numerous water restrictions on residents and businesses in the city. Residents may no longer wash cars, boats, sidewalks or driveways unless they use a hose with a quick acting shutoff nozzle.

Other mandates include restrictions on watering landscaping and refilling pools. Restaurants may no longer serve glasses of water unless customers request them.

Under the Stage 3 declaration, water users must reduce their consumption by 10 percent. Failure to do so could result in doubling or tripling of water rates or even disconnection from water service.

Grover Beach has received less than 65 percent of its benchmark rainfall for each of the past three years. Its water supply consists of a Lopez Lake allotment and groundwater.


5 Comments

  1. Ted Slanders says:

    I have said this many times here on CCN, and that is the only way out of this drought is for the Christians to band together and pray to our Hebrew God for rain!

    First thing, go into your closet and pray in private as Jesus stipulates (Matthew 6:5-6). Then, just pray for rain so a certain numbers of you can keep your overly expensive landscapes instead of giving to the poor. (Proverbs 19:17)

    It is just that simple! But, you have to truly “believe” for this to work, and that is the catch that may derail this whole process. Sad, but true.

    Jesus stated; “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, BELIEVING, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22) “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, BELIEVE that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11, 24)

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  2. Jorge Estrada says:

    Is there a building moratorium or will they continue to promise their way into higher water rates, as in drought equals opportunity?

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  3. indigo1955 says:

    This is NOT going to be a popular post (picture pulling zombies away from their flesh-prey and having them bare their teeth and growl at you) but, it is generally said that to produce one pound of beef it takes: 815 gallons of water. Meat is also said to contain all the hormones coursing through the animal’s body at the time of slaughter, as well as the hormones to make it grow faster and the antibiotics that are required by law (unless the rancher goes through the rigors of grass feeding and testing to prove the animals do not need medication). It has been medically proven that meat contributes to colon cancer, heart disease and many kidney issues (due to the much higher than needed protein content). Humans are largely controlled by corporations-and there are techniques with much more savvy than could imagine in mass media. People are programmed to believe (and buy) certain things at a mass level. Meat is not necessary for good health, however, we live in an individualistic society (as opposed to collectivism). Until we shift our mindset (which is nearly impossible if one regularly watches television [look up inattentional blink and television viewing]) to include changing our lifestyle to one that supports what is good for the whole of our planet-we need to stop complaining: we are the ones causing the problems. By the way, it takes 96.8% less water to grow a pound of potatoes.

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    • pasoparent5 says:

      So, in a nutshell–I should move to a collectivist farm, eat potatoes, avoid meat, and throwout my TV, right?

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  4. Perspicacious says:

    The funniest thing I have seen in a long time was in a local restaurant. A sign telling people about drought restrictions and that bottled water was available etc., was right next to a sign that said, “Save water, drink wine”. How many hundreds of gallons of water does it take to make a gallon of wine?

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