press release

Environment Committee to Vote Tomorrow on Level 2 Drought Response

October 7, 2014

What: City of San Diego’s Committee on the Environment will be voting on declaration of Level 2 Drought water restrictions

When:Wednesday, October 8 at 2PM

Where: City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building, 202 C Street, San Diego

Why: Citing California’s severe drought conditions, Committee Chair David Alvarez, along with Councilmember Ed Harris released a memorandum on September 29, calling for the City to institute mandatory water-saving measures and step up enforcement.  The memorandum asks City staff to bring consideration of Drought Level 2 response measures to the Committee on the Environment meeting on October 8, 2014.

A declaration of the ‘Drought Alert’ condition was last implemented in 2009, and is used when a reduction of up to 20 percent is required to meet anticipated demands.  The Alert level includes limiting irrigation to certain days and hours and makes water conservation practices mandatory.

David Alvarez with District 80 residents


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