The City of Bakersfield announced Monday that effective in two weeks on December 14th, water restrictions will be in place for City of Bakersfield water customers. More details and the full release can be seen below:
The City of Bakersfield’s Water Resources Department has issued mandatory water restrictions for all City of Bakersfield Domestic Water System customers, effective Dec. 14, 2021, as the statewide drought conditions continue to worsen. These restrictions are to remain in place until further notice.
The City’s Water Resources Department has worked closely with California Water Service to monitor the conditions during the second year of the current drought. Both water providers have entered Stage 2 of their respective drought mitigation plans, implementing mandatory reductions in use of potable water for irrigation and outdoor cleaning.
The restrictions the City of Bakersfield’s Water Resources Department is implementing:
• Prohibit the use of potable water for washing sidewalks, driveways, buildings, structures, patios, parking lots, or other hard-surfaced areas;
• Require shut-off nozzles on hoses for vehicle washing with potable water;
• Limit outdoor landscape and turf water usage to three days per week and only after 6 p.m. and before 9 a.m.
o Odd number addresses water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
o Even number addresses water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
o No outdoor watering is permitted on Mondays
o Highly recommend: Limit outdoor landscape and turf water usage to two days per week (Odd: Tuesdays and Saturdays; Even: Wednesday and Sunday); and
• Prohibit outdoor water usage during and 48 hours after a rain event
resulting in measurable precipitation.
These restrictions are for City of Bakersfield water system customers only and are similar to those mandated for Cal Water customers. Customers should expect to receive additional notification with their water bills from their respective water provider outlining the restrictions. Customers should contact their water provider with any additional questions about the restrictions.
Additional water conservation tips – as well as kits and rebate information – are available on the City’s website.
Water conservation kits include:
• One (1) hose nozzle;
• One (1) kitchen faucet aerator (uses 1.5 gallons per minute);
• Two (2) bathroom faucet aerators (use 1.0 gpm);
• Two (2) high-efficiency showerheads (use 2.0 gpm);
• Toilet leak tablets.
The City of Bakersfield thanks the public for its understanding and cooperation with these changes.