Tuesday Top of the Scroll: Napa prepares city water use curbs in pursuit of 15% consumption cut after dry California winter
Irrigation curbs, car washing restrictions and the shutoff of fountains may return in the city of Napa amid shrinking water supplies on the tail of a dry California winter. Tuesday night, the City Council is scheduled to vote on a “moderate water shortage” declaration intended to cut consumption by 15%. Approval would mark the return of water-use restrictions last rolled out in the mid-2010s when a six-year drought led California to mandate across-the-board cutbacks statewide. Napa’s actions would follow mandatory cutbacks imposed upvalley by the cities of St. Helena and Calistoga.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Marin County water district to consider more drought restrictions this week
- Patch: Water Shortage Warning Begins In Santa Cruz
- Mendocino Voice: Wells may run dry this year in Mendocino town — district board likely to declare stage 4 water shortage in May (Water Security Series)
- KSBY: Lack of rain impacts local water supply, Santa Margarita residents asked to voluntarily conserve
- San Mateo Daily Journal: SFPUC asks irrigation customers to reduce water use 10%
- My Mother Lode: Coalition Of Lawmakers Support Drought Declaration