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Conservation Mandatory Again In Nevada County

For the first time in five years, mandatory water conservation is being implemented in Nevada County. Customers in Grass Valley and Nevada City must reduce usage by 20-percent for now. It had been a voluntary conservation of 10-percent. The Nevada Irrigation District Board agrees with the same recommendations from staff, but they aren’t expected to take formal action until a special meeting on July first. Speaking to the Grass Valley City Council Tuesday night, City Manager Tim Kiser says it’s important that all local customers follow the same mandate…

click to listen to Tim Kiser

Kiser also mentions that, unlike Grass Valley customers, NID customers will be on an outdoor watering schedule…

click to listen to Tim Kiser

In Nevada City, restrictions include watering of outdoor plants only twice a week. Other common conservation measures for any customer can include shutting off all outdoor water features, avoiding water runoff and using sprinklers, not washing sidewalks or driveways, and watering only in the early morning or late evening.

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