National Drought Mitigation Center

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Outdoor watering once weekly in Marin County, California
7/21/2021 11:11:38 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Marin County, CA

Start Date: 7/7/2021 -  
The Marin Municipal Water District permits customers to use their sprinklers just one day weekly on an assigned day, with drip irrigation allowed twice weekly. The rules were adopted because some individuals persisted in using sprinklers three or more times weekly. The district mandated a 40% collective reduction in water use, compared with 2018-2020, but conservation has only reached 21%. A water pipeline across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge could be needed as an emergency supply project to keep water flowing next summer if the coming winter is dry. Marin Independent Journal (Calif.), July 7, 2021