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KID Water Conservation Restrictions

Emergency water conservation restrictions were adopted by the Kinneloa Irrigation District Board of Directors on August 19, 2014 and revised on May 19, 2015 (Resolution 2015-5-19B).  The General Manager was given the authority to make subsequent revisions subject to the District's Rules and Regulations and to comply with the current State Water Resources Control Board regulations.  Although the emergency restrictions have been lifted, the following conservation restrictions remain in effect.

S Residential and commercial landscape irrigation is limited to no more than three (3) days per week and no more often than every third day nor during the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

S The District strongly urges that a pool cover be used to prevent evaporation and to limit the frequency of refilling.

S Decorative fountains and other water features must have recirculating pumps.

S Vehicle washing is restricted to the use of a hand-held bucket and quick rinses using a hose with a shut-off nozzle. The District encourages customers to use recycled water or a commercial car wash that uses recycled water.

S Customers shall fix leaks within 48 hours upon notification or observation of the leak.

S Customers shall not irrigate outdoors during or within 48 hours after a measureable rainfall.

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Continuing Water Conservation Regulations from the State Water Resources Control Board

To promote water conservation, each of the following actions is prohibited, except where necessary to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency:

S Using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways;

S Allowing runoff when irrigating with potable water;

S Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars;

S Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water;

S Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following measureable rainfall; and

S Restaurants from serving water to their customers unless the customer requests it.

Additionally, hotels and motels must offer their guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily, and prominently display this option in each guest room.

The taking of any action prohibited, 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.


Information about lead in drinking water

The KID's water meets all Federal and State regulations with respect to maximum allowable contanimant standards and there is no lead in our water sources.  However, some homes in our service area may have elevated levels of lead due to old plumbing or fixtures.  In conjunction with the California Department of Public Health, we have prepared a brochure that gives information on lead and steps you can take to reduce the lead content in the water you use for drinking and cooking.  Click on the link below to view or dowload the brochure in PDF format.

Lead Public Education Brochure


Facts About California's Water

Water Supply

  • An acre-foot of water is equivalent to 325,851 gallons, or enough water to supply two typical families for a year.
  • It takes 3.3 acre-feet of water to grow enough food for an average family for a year.
  • Outdoor irrigation consumes about three quarters of the water provided to property owners in our service area.
  • California will be chronically short of water unless steps are taken now to improve our water supply system.
  • A water storage project typically takes 10 to 20 years to design and build.
  • Precipitation varies widely from year to year. In average years, close to 200 million acre-feet (MAF) of water falls in the form of rain or snow in California.
  • Over half of that water soaks into the ground, evaporates or is used by native vegetation. That leaves somewhere around 82 million acre-feet of usable surface water in average years. Of that water:
    • 48% goes to environmental uses such as instream flows, wild and scenic river flows, required Delta outflow and managed wetlands.
    • 41% is used by agriculture
    • 9% is used by cities and industry.
  • About 75% of California’s available water occurs north of Sacramento, while about 80% of the demand occurs in the southern two-thirds of the state.
  • Most of the rain and snowfall occurs between October and April, while demand is highest during the hot and dry summer months.
  • Groundwater provides about 40% of the state’s water supply. In dry years, that percentage can go as high as 60%.
  • California is prone to both droughts and floods. The most recent prolonged dry spell was a five-year drought from 2011 to 2016.  The previous prolonged dry spell was a six-year drought from 1987 to 1992. The most severe drought on record occurred in two consecutive years, 1976 and 1977, in which California received very little precipitation and surface water reservoirs were extremely low.

Water Delivery

  • California's communities, farms, businesses, and environment rely on water from a variety of sources. Surface water projects, which capture and deliver rain and snow runoff, provide a major portion of the state's total water supply. The projects include more than 1,000 federal, state and local reservoirs and conveyance systems.
  • Two of the most important projects are the federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP). The CVP and SWP bring water from Northern California through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for delivery to users in the San Joaquin Valley, parts of the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.
  • Key water projects and the amount of water they deliver:
    • Central Valley Project (federal) -- 7 MAF
    • State Water Project (state) -- 2.3 MAF
    • All-American Canal (local) -- 3 MAF
    • Colorado River Aqueduct (local) -- 1.2 MAF
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct (local) -- 200,000 AF
    • Mokelumne Aqueduct (local) -- 364,000 AF
    • San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Project (local) -- 330,000 AF

The Role of Local Water Agencies

  • Local water agencies perform a number of functions to deliver water to California’s cities, farms and businesses.
  • Many agencies purchase water from the major state and federal water projects. They then treat the water as needed, and deliver it to their customers.
  • Some agencies operate their own local water supply systems, including reservoirs and canals that store and move water as needed.
  • Some agencies rely on groundwater exclusively, and operate local wells and distribution systems.
  • In recent decades, local agencies have developed more diversified sources of water supplies. Many agencies use a combination of imported surface water and local groundwater. They also produce or purchase recycled water for use in irrigating golf courses and other landscaping.
  • Many coastal agencies are pursuing ocean desalination projects to further diversify their water supplies or for use on brackish groundwater.
  • Some agencies have worked out water transfer agreements in which they purchase water from other agencies.
  • Urban and agricultural agencies have invested billions of dollars in water conservation and water use efficiency programs that reduce demand for water. Today, urban Southern California is using less water than it did a few decades ago, even though its population has grown tremendously.
  • Water agencies throughout the state are moving toward integrated regional water management planning, which generally includes a mix of programs such as water recycling, water use efficiency, groundwater management and conjunctive use, water transfers, flood protection and watershed management.
  • In addition to providing water supplies, many local water agencies have responsibility for providing local flood control and flood protection. Some are responsible for managing and replenishing groundwater basins, while others also treat wastewater.