June 26, 2018

Grizzly Ranch Community,

The Grizzly Ranch CSD would like to make you aware of an existing Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance No. 2017-1 in our District. California is imposing new or expanding requirements on state water agencies and local water suppliers. New measures will provide for significantly greater state oversight of local water suppliers’ water use, even in non-drought years. There are also new Bills, AB1668 and SB 606, which require the State Water Resources Control Board, in coordination with the Department of Water Resources, to establish long-term water use standards by June 30, 2022. Failures to comply with SWRCB’S adopted long term standards could result in significant fines for the community. The Grizzly Ranch CSD is requesting your help to establish and comply with set ordinances and standards within our community. The Spring and summer months initiate the irrigation season which provides the most water consumption in the District. This is an area where we request your full attention and assistance. Please ensure that upon start up of your irrigation system, that all leaks are addressed and that the irrigation controls comply with our set ordinance standards for the District. If you have irrigation service providers, please make them aware of our Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance.


1.      Outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf by persons no more than two days a week.

2.      No excessive irrigation such that would allow potable water to run off property onto sidewalks, gutters, streets, ditches, or storm drains.

3.      No landscape watering during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.

4.      Hose nozzles required.

5.      No washing down hard or paved surfaces.

6.      Designated watering days are Tuesdays and Fridays ONLY.

7.      No watering between 10am and 6pm.

8.      Board may further limit water usage in the event of drought worsening.

9.      Penalties could apply for violations and water waste.

The Grizzly Ranch CSD will do our best to keep the community informed by holding conservation and irrigation workshops to help with preparation and awareness. Please familiarize yourself with our website, as we will be posting upcoming workshops and tips for those who are unable to attend. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation in helping the Grizzly Ranch Community District with it’s conservation efforts moving forward into the future.


The Grizzly Ranch Community Services District Staff

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Water Conservation

Water Conservation ordinance 

Adopted January 18, 2016



The Governing Board of the Grizzly Ranch Community Services District does ORDAIN as follows:

Water System Facilities

Mandatory Water Conservation


This Ordinance is necessary and in accordance with the authorities prescribed by California Water Code Section 31026 and 31027. The conservation measures and enforcement actions shall become effective immediately upon adoption of this Ordinance and shall remain in effect until rescinded. The provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail and control in the event of inconsistency between this Ordinance and any other rules or regulations of Grizzly Ranch Community Services District. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is hereby directed to publish this Ordinance for a period and in the manner required by Water Code Section 31027.

Findings and Authority

California is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. Governor Brown has declared a drought State of Emergency on April 25, 2014 and called upon all Californians to do their part to reduce their water usage.

The State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation for statewide water conservation and has mandated all water suppliers institute mandatory water conservation. Section 865 Mandatory Actions by Water Suppliers approved May 5. 2015, states that each distributor of a public water supply that is not an urban water supplier with less than 3,000 connections shall either limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water by the persons it serves to no more than two days per week, or reduce by 25 percent deduction its total potable water production relative to the amount produced in 2013.

In accordance with the State Water Resources Board, effective immediately, outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water by the persons it serves to no more than two days per week.


End User Requirements

As per the regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Board, the following activities are prohibited per CA water code Section 864: No excessive irrigation: Irrigation in a manner that causes or allows potable water to run off property onto sidewalks, gutters, streets, ditches, or storm drains is prohibited. No Landscape Watering during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall. Hose nozzles required. All hoses must be equipped with a shut-off nozzle. No Washing Down Hard or Paved Surfaces. Customers may not wash down sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, patios or other paved surfaces for sealing. Limit Watering to Designated Watering Days to be Tuesday and Friday. Watering allowed on Tuesday and Friday ONLY. No Watering Between 10am and 6pm.


In the event the water supply diminishes to a more extreme shortage; the Board may further limit outside water usage.


As per CA Water Code Section 864, the taking of any action prohibited in subdivision(a) of this section, in addition to any other applicable civil or criminal penalties, is an infraction, punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in which the violation occurs.

Effective and Operative Dates; Publications; Codification

This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after its date of final adoption. It shall be published in the Feather River Bulletin, a newspaper of general circulation in Plumas County, within ten (10) days of final adoption.

Introduced at a regular meeting of the Governing Board of Grizzly Ranch Community Services District on January 18, 2017, passed and adopted by the Governing Board of Grizzly Ranch Community Services District, State of California, on the 18th day of January by the unanimose vote.

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