Livermore activates water restrictions amid drought

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[FILE] Water restrictions

Update (9/30/21): There are two water service providers within the limits of the City of Livermore. This article has been updated with information on how to report wasted water depending on which water agency you should contact.

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KRON) – As drought conditions continue, Livermore is working to conserve water.

Effective immediately, the city has started stricter water restrictions for stage 2 in the Water Shortage Emergency.

The City Council activated stage 2 on Monday, September 27 — It will be in place until water levels recover.

If the drought conditions worsen, however, the city will initiate more restrictions.

California began permanent water restrictions in 2017 to prevent water waste. This is applicable whether the state is in a drought or not.

Stage 2 restrictions are as follows:

  • All landscaping throughout the City of Livermore may now only be watered a maximum of three times per week. If your property has an odd numbered street address, you may only water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If your property has an even numbered street address, you may only water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. No watering is allowed on Sundays.
  • Sprinkler irrigation is only allowed after 6:00 p.m. or before 9:00 a.m. on approved watering days.
  • Watering is allowed at any time on your approved watering days if you use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle, a hand-held container like a watering can, or a drip irrigation system.

There are two ways you can report wasted water to either Cal Water or Livermore Municipal Water. To determine which agency you should contact, look at the closes fire hydrants to where the water is being wasted:

  • If the nearest fire hydrant is red, the wasted water is within Cal Water’s service area. Report the wasted water by calling (925) 447-4900 or by filling out Cal Water’s online form.
  • If the nearest fire hydrant is any other color, the wasted water is within Livermore Municipal Water’s service area. Report the wasted water by calling (925) 960-8100 or by fill out Livermore Municipal Water’s online form.

For more information, you can visit the city of Livermore website.

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