Water restrictions implemented in Mammoth


Mammoth Community Water District

Little water in Lake Mary. Photo by Ken Warner (link to larger version on website comments)

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.


5 Responses to Water restrictions implemented in Mammoth

  1. taxifornia August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    tell this to Mammoth’s Two Golf courses… Talk about using a lot of water….
    Just an excuse for MCWD to raise prices AGAIN.

    • Benett Kessler August 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      Sierra Star is on a recycled water system and Snowcreek will soon be.
      Benett Kessler

    • JeanGenie August 28, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      Golf courses are among the most environmentally unfriendly land uses in the world, recycled water or not.

  2. Big AL August 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    We should get together for a round at your choice of the course taxifornia .. or Bishop if you like?

  3. Jeremiah's Alter Ego August 29, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Exactly JeanGenie!
    The way we consume and waste such a precious resource like water has been overlooked. For us to take that for granted and carry on with our current way of life because we are Americans and are entitled to a comfortable convenient life at the cost of the natural cycle of life around us. The way we live our lives is very much selfish to those after us.
    We cant continue to vote for Representative’s that deny the fact climate change is happening, Oil companies campaign donations doesn’t help either.
    And we think the war’s over Oil is bad, I feel War’s over Water is inevitable the way we consume and feel entitled to it. (Civil War isn’t out of the picture when it comes to such a life necessity).
    But if the rich want there golf course, they will probably have there golf course.


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