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Three-day-per-week watering now allowed in Paso Robles 

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–The City of Paso Robles has announced that a three-day-per-week watering schedule will now be allowed within the city.

This summer, the State of California modified emergency water conservation regulations applying to urban water suppliers. The modified conservation regulations establish new conservation standards that account for local supply availability assuming three additional years of drought.

Last year’s regulations assigned conservation standards according to per-person water use without consideration of local water supplies. The city has evaluated its water supplies under the prescribed continued drought conditions and identified a new conservation standard in accordance with state regulations.

The city’s new water conservation standard is to maintain total water use at or below the city’s water usage in 2013. The city projects a three day-per-week watering schedule will be sufficient to meet this new conservation requirement and is modifying the city’s watering schedule accordingly.

The 3-day watering schedule became effective on Aug. 20.

The drought is not over and the city encourages water customers to continue to conserve water voluntarily, despite the less restrictive watering schedule. However, considering our community’s investment in supplemental water supplies and the sufficiency of available supplies during continued drought, the city does not intend to restrict water use beyond the level necessary to meet state mandated requirements.

The city’s drought tolerant landscape rebates and high-efficiency toilet rebates are currently available and customers may also be eligible for rebates from the state. For more information on rebates, water conservation tips, and water use restrictions, visit our website at: www.PasoWater.com.

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Watering zones:

Zone 1: North of 13th St., Creston, Sherwood, & Linne:
Water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Zone 2: South of 13th St., Creston, Sherwood, & Linne:
Water on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Watering is permitted only before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m. on the allowed days.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

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