KERNVILLE-GLENEDEN BEACH-LINCOLN BEACH WATER DISTRICT
INITIATES A WATER CURTAILMENT
STAGE 1 WATER ALERT
The K-GB-LB Water District is requesting its customers both residential and commercial to voluntarily restrict their use of water. In light of drier than normal weather conditions and if we continue to have the demand of water at the current rate, it is possible that the District will have to implement mandatory curtailment.
The District has initiated Stage 1 of the District’s Water & Conservation Plan as defined in Section 4. This is a proactive measure designed to reduce demand on the District’s water system and the potential for a water shortage.
** Water Conservation Tips **
There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you:
- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water
- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
- For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
- Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
- Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk.
- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons a month.
- Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
- If your toilet flapper doesn’t close after flushing, replace it.
- Make sure your swimming pools, fountains, and ponds are equipped with re-circulating pumps.
- Drop your tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save water every time.
The District appreciates the help in ensuring that our water resources are there for all of us for the rest of summer. With your help, it’s hoped that there will only be voluntary restrictions in place.
Please contact the District Office at 541-764-2475 with additional concerns or questions.
Mike Bauman, Superintendent