Mammoth Community Water District
P.O. Box 597, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-2596 Fax: (760) 934-4080\
For Immediate Release: August 24, 2012
Contact: Irene Yamashita ext. 314
Mammoth Community Water District Seeks 10% Reduction of Community Water Demand – Level 1 Restrictions Effective Immediately
Mammoth Community Water District announces Level 1 restrictions. Washing hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and garages and replacing or reseeding 5 percent of turf is prohibited for the remainder of the summer season. In addition, the District is requesting that customers voluntarily cut-back their outdoor irrigation by at least 10 percent. This reduction should not affect your landscape now that the longest days of summer are past and your landscape’s water needs have lessened.
The District Board of Directors acted to implement Level 1 restrictions after staff reported that the surface water supply is no longer available. Measures to protect habitat flows in Mammoth Creek and recreation associated with Lake Mary are embedded in the District’s water right permit and licenses. To prevent adverse impacts to these surface water resources, the District switches to groundwater wells to supply the community. The wells and treatments plants are working at full capacity. A 10 percent reduction of water usage is necessary to ease demands on the system and ensure a reliable community supply until irrigation demand ceases.
Watering on an even or odd day to match your address and between 5:00 pm and 10:00 am is still in effect. Please call the Water District if you would like assistance in reducing your water usage. Rebates are available for irrigation products and indoor fixtures. District staff is available to help, call 760-934-2596 between 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or visit our website, www.mcwd.dst.ca.us.