Cambria considering reversing irrigation ban
December 18, 2014
The Cambria Community Services Board of Directors is considering reversing a policy implemented earlier this year that prohibits residents from using district water for domestic irrigation purposes. [Tribune]
The board will decide Thursday whether or not to lift the ban, which came into effect along with restrictions on the amount of water each Cambria customer is allocated. If the board reverses the ban on lawn and plant irrigation, the water consumption restrictions will remain in place.
Prohibitions will also remain intact on using district water for washing cars, boats, trailers, sidewalks, streets, driveways, parking lots, windows, buildings, porches, patios and all other hard-surfaced areas.
The bans implemented earlier this year have led to many residents hauling buckets of water from their showers and sinks to try to keep their plants alive.
At the time the district adopted the policies, Cambria, like the rest of California was in the middle of a severe drought. While Cambria technically remains in a drought, it has now received more than nine inches of precipitation in the current rain season, according to county figures.
The Cambria CSD Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. At the meeting, the board will also continue discussions on its approximately $9 million emergency water supply project.