Mandatory Water Conservation Alert

Impending Emergency Aqueduct Shutdown

March 1, 2020 to March 10, 2020

The Valley Center Municipal Water District (District) has been advised by its wholesale suppliers that from 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, through 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the treated water aqueduct delivering water to the District will be shut down to accommodate inspections and maintenance on the aqueduct serving our area.  As a result, water flow to the District will be severely restricted beginning March 1, 2020, at 1:00 a.m. The water that remains in storage will be available only for domestic use and fire protection.

For this period, the District is requesting that customers refrain from the following water use: 

  1. ALL OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE/LAWN IRRIGATION
  2. USE OF WATER FOR ALL AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES, except for livestock watering
  3. ALL UNNECESSARY DOMESTIC USE SUCH AS SPRAYING DRIVEWAYS, WASHING VEHICLES AND FILLING FOUNTAINS, POOLS, SPAS, OR PONDS
  4. USE OF CONSTRUCTION WATER

AS A REMINDER:  TURN OFF ALL OUTSIDE IRRIGATION/LAWN TIMERS DURING THE SHUTDOWN PERIOD.

Unless otherwise notified, normal service will resume March 10, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.  Please note that the District does not determine the actual shutdown schedule and it may be subject to revision as determined by our wholesale suppliers.  For more information and updates, check the District’s web site at www.valleycenterwater.org or call (760) 735-4500 Monday through Thursday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The shutdown could cause low water and low pressure situations which could possibly impact a pump on your property. Please take the necessary precautions to prevent any damage from occurring to your pump.

Should the District’s water storage levels drop to a point of concern the District will implement the “Emergency Water Management Plan”, and further restrictions will be put in place.

Your cooperation during the water restrictions is critical and appreciated and will ensure sufficient water availability to meet domestic use and fire protection.

Si necesita comunicarse con alguien en español llame Gabriela Olson (760) 735-4511.