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Stage 2 Drought Conditions

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The McKinney Water District Board of Directors has declared a Stage 2 Drought Response.  This also includes all Stage 1 requirements. 

Below is a brief description of Designated Irrigation days and New Construction Landscaping.

Designated Irrigation Days

Properties with street addresses ending in an even number may irrigate only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; properties with street addresses ending in an odd number may irrigate only on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.  There will be no irrigation permitted on Saturday.  An individual irrigation zone in a property’s irrigation system shall not irrigate more than 30 minutes per day, unless the zone is irrigated exclusively by drip or other low-flow irrigation system.

New Construction Landscaping

Notwithstanding any other provision of this ordinance, water used for irrigating landscaping for new construction shall be limited to new landscap9ingpolanted to comply with the Tahoe regional Planning Agency’s Best Management Practices (BMP’s) defensible space, or for any other reason, as follows: 

·         Newly planted sod will be exempt for forty-five (45) days from the date it was installed.

·         Seeded lawns, whether by hydro-seed or other means, will be exempt for sixty (60) days from the date of application. 

·         Bedding plants, including annuals and perennials, will be exempt for fifteen (15) days from the date of planting.

The property owner, or his/her designee, must notify the District verbally or in writing to obtain an exemption for the establishment of new vegetation as outlined above.

See Ordinance 2010-2 for Notice of Violations Procedures and Enforcement Costs

Please refer to Ordinance 2010-2 General Policies & Standards Water Conservation for a complete description of the Stage 2 requirements including Notice of Violation Procedures and Enforcement Costs.