Lincoln beefs up water restrictions

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - 2:13 pm

The city of Lincoln this week became the latest jurisdiction to impose new water restrictions as a result of the historic drought.

The Stage 2 water emergency declared by Lincoln officials Wednesday limits landscape watering to three times a week only between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to a news release. The mandates allow residents with odd-numbered addresses to water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while those with even-numbered addresses can only water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. There is also a ban on the hosing of landscape surfaces, unless for health and safety reasons.

Restaurants, too, are being asked to pitch in by serving water to customers only upon request.

Lincoln’s restrictions follow similar measures implemented by West Sacramento last week, and come after the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a $500 penalty for acts of water waste in July.

Lincoln has set up a water conservation hotline for residents to report water waste: (916) 434-2455.

Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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