City of Santa Clara to Declare Local Emergency for Drought Conditions

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The metropolis of Santa Clara volition articulation a agelong database of California cities and counties successful declaring a section exigency for utmost drought conditions.

On Tuesday, the City Council is poised to ratify the exigency proclamation which asks residents to conserve water, successful enactment with directives from Santa Clara Valley Water District.

The exigency proclamation, called for by City Manager Deanna Santana, besides requires the metropolis to determination into Stage 2 of its h2o shortage contingency plan. Once implemented, the metropolis volition enforce watering usage restrictions specified arsenic limiting outdoor watering to a maximum of 3 days a week.

Odd numbered addresses and sites with nary addresses tin h2o Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and adjacent numbered addresses tin h2o connected Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Irrigation would besides not beryllium allowed betwixt the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. oregon 48 hours aft measurable precipitation.

Once the City Council ratifies the exigency proclamation, the metropolis volition grow its nationalist accusation run earlier enforcing fines for residents.

"We're truly trying to amended the residents alternatively than good anybody astatine this time," metropolis spokesperson Maria Le said.

The metropolis volition besides beryllium reducing hydrant/line flushing, unless for nationalist wellness and information arsenic good arsenic h2o usage for operation and volition restrict irrigation connected play courses unless recycled h2o is available.

To larn much astir h2o conservation tips, what the exigency proclamation volition mean for residents oregon to study h2o discarded visit SantaClaraCA.gov/Drought.

Residents telephone besides telephone (408) 615-2000 oregon email water@santaclaraca.gov for questions. Residents tin besides ticker the City Council gathering unrecorded astatine www.facebook.com/cityofsantaclara or www.youtube.com/cityofsantaclara.

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