Mandatory Conservation (09/10/2018)

River flows have fallen below the required minimum, putting the Mandatory Water Conservation Program back in effect. Read all about it here.

Customers are reminded that restrictions on water use are in place, including irrigation methods and timing. For details, please refer to the above Mandatory Conservation page and to the customer handout from your November 2014 bill, which can be found here.

Please call the office if you have any questions. As always, thank you for conserving water!

Mandatory Conservation (02/22/2018)

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River flows have fallen below the required minimum, putting the Mandatory Water Conservation Program back in effect. Read all about it here.

Customers are reminded that restrictions on water use are in place, including irrigation methods and timing. For details, please refer to the above Mandatory Conservation page and to the customer handout from your November 2014 bill, which can be found here.

Please call the office if you have any questions. As always, thank you for conserving water!

Voluntary Conservation Measures Effective (01/23/2018)

The North Fork of the Gualala River has increased due to the recent rain events. River flows are now above the bypass requirement of 41 cubic feet per second (see here), which means that the district is back under Voluntary Water Conservation measures.

Customers were notified of the change by automated phone calls today.

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The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Eureka has alerted Northern California residents of upcoming storms, which will further increase the river flows:

A midweek storm will bring rain, wind, and snow to northwest California. Rain moves into the region from the north this afternoon/evening and becomes widespread on Wednesday. Rain, snow, and small hail are then forecast for Thursday as a colder air mass sets up over the region. Potentially significant snowfall is expected in the mountains of Trinity County. Showers will linger through Friday. For the latest weather information, please go to weather.gov/Eureka

 

The rainy season is (finally) here!

Thanks for your conservation efforts, everyone!

Mandatory Conservation (11/22/2017)

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River flows are anticipated to drop below below the required minimum over the holiday office closure putting the Mandatory Water Conservation Program back in effect. Read all about it here.

Customers are reminded that restrictions on water use are in place, including irrigation methods and timing. For details, please refer to the above Mandatory Conservation page and to the customer handout from your November 2014 bill, which can be found here.

Please call the office if you have any questions. As always, thank you for conserving water!

Voluntary Conservation Measures Effective (10/11/2016)

The North Fork of the Gualala River has increased due to the recent rain event. River flows are now above the bypass requirement of 41 cubic feet per second (see here), which means that the district is back under Voluntary Water Conservation measures.

Customers were notified of the change by automated phone calls today.

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The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Eureka has alerted Northern California residents of upcoming storms, which will further increase the river flows:

Batten down the hatches, stormy weather is coming! A couple of strong fronts will approach the NW California coast Wednesday night and again Friday night, and they will bring in heavy rain and strong wind gusts to the area for the second half of this week and into the weekend. Expect storm total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches across much of the area, with the highest amounts across the terrain of Del Norte and northern Humboldt counties and along the King Range of southwest Humboldt county. Storm drains should be cleared of debris before the onset of heavy rains. Wind gusts of 50 to 70 mph will be possible along exposed ridgetop locations on Thursday and Saturday, with Saturday being the windier of the two days. Residents with patio furniture exposed to southerly winds should secure loose items. In addition, surf heights will build to over 20 feet along the Northwest California coast by Thursday and persist through Sunday. For the latest weather information, please go to weather.gov/Eureka

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The rainy season is here!

Thanks for your conservation efforts, everyone!

Mandatory Conservation (9/8/2016)

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River flows have once again fallen back below the required minimum so the Mandatory Water Conservation Program is back in effect. Read all about it here.

Customers are reminded that restrictions on water use are on place, including irrigation methods and timing. For details, please refer to the above Mandatory Conservation page and to the customer handout you received with your November 2014 bill.

Please call the office if you have any questions. As always, thank you for conserving water!

Statewide Water Use Restrictions Extended

On February 11, 2016 the California Public Utilities Commission adopted Resolution W-5082. This resolution extends the statewide water use restrictions previously imposed by the State under Resolution W-5041 to be effective through October 31, 2016.

North Gualala Water Company customers can find details on the statewide water use restrictions here.

Please call the office if you have any questions.

Thanks for conserving!

Voluntary Conservation Measures Effective (1/13/2016)

Voluntary Conservation & State door signThe North Fork of the Gualala River has swelled over the last couple of days due to the recent rain storms. River flows are now above the bypass requirement of 41 cubic feet per second (see here), which means that the district is back under Voluntary Water Conservation measures.

Because of the drought, California statewide water use restrictions are still in place.

Customers are being notified of the change by automated phone call on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Thanks for your conservation efforts, everyone!

The Gualala River broke through the sandbar on Thursday, December 10, 2015 around noon. It opened at the very north end of the estuary.

The Gualala River broke through the sandbar on Thursday, December 10, 2015 around noon. It opened at the very north end of the estuary.

Mandatory Conservation (7/8/2015)

River flows have once again fallen back below the required minimum so the Mandatory Water Conservation Program is back in effect. Read all about it here.
Please call the office if you have any questions. As always, thank you for conserving water!

Bypass Level Changes, But State Restrictions Remain

Our water company’s Mandatory Conservation Program river bypass level changed today, June 1. From now until November 15, river flows greater than 4 cubic feet per second put us into Voluntary Conservation.

Normally, this means that customers have no official restrictions on their water use (i.e., conserving is voluntary rather than mandatory) and they can return to washing their cars, power washing the exterior of their house, and irrigating however they wish.

However, things are not so simple anymore because of the drought. Even when our customers are under Voluntary Conservation, California statewide restrictions are still in place and must be followed.

All customers received a detailed billing insert in April containing information about these statewide restrictions. It is important to remember that fines of up to $500/day are possible if these customers violate any of these restricted water uses.

The following water use activities are not allowed as ordered by the State:

1. Watering outdoor landscapes that causes water to “runoff” onto adjacent property, nonirrigated areas, private/public walkways, roadways, parking lots, etc.

2. Washing a vehicle, with a hose without a shut-off nozzle or other device that will immediately stop the flow of water when not in use.

3. Using drinking water to wash driveways and sidewalks.

4. Using drinking water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is recirculated.

5. No irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation.

6. Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request.

7. Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.

8. Customers will be informed by their water utility when the utility is aware of leaks that are within the customer’s control.

9. The State has imposed water company-specific restrictions. For North Gualala Water, that means irrigating of ornamental landscaping and turf is limited to only 2 days per week.

We understand that this is a confusing mix Mandatory/Voluntary Conservation Program restrictions and State restrictions–please feel free to call the office with any questions.

Thank you for conserving!