CSD removes watering prohibition
CSD General Manager Ed Crouse wrote in an email Thursday that the prohibition on landscape watering from Feb. 1 to March 9 has been removed from the Stage 2 notice that will be mailed to residents. The board approved a draft notice with the prohibition at its meeting Wednesday.
Crouse wrote: "Our draft public notice did have language that said 'No landscape irrigation until daylight savings time.' Given the Board dialogue and that our Stage 2 Water Warning does not have that prohibition, staff removed that language from the notice. The notice will be mailed Tuesday."
At Wednesday's meeting, some directors expressed concern about the prohibition before the vote, and consultant Lisa Maddaus advised the board to “stick to what you’ve adopted for Stage 2 and I would very strongly word that any landscape irrigation is wasteful at this time, given what we’ve forecast. ... The irrigation demand is the lowest right now. You don’t need irrigation. Minimal, supplemental, turn off automatic systems -- all those messages can come through.”