Faced with mounting statewide water conservation mandates, theVallecitos Water District is stepping up public education and enforcement of their drought ordinance by implementing water waste patrols.
District employees will be on duty in the pre-dawn hours as well as during the day. Staff will be in marked Vallecitos Water District vehicles and will carry District identification.
Staff will be on the lookout for drought ordinance violations such as: overspray and runoff into gutters, watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., watering during and 48 hours after a rain event, and hosing down hard surfaces like driveways.
District General Manager Dennis O. Lamb says, “The goal of these patrols is notto penalize customers, but to remind them about watering restrictions and the importance of saving water. We want to help our customers do the right thing and will provide resources and tools that can assist them.”