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City of Bakersfield to impose water restrictions for Domestic Water System customers

Water Restrictions
Posted at 10:27 AM, Nov 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 13:35:35-05

BAKERSFIELD, calif. (KERO) — The City of Bakersfield announced Monday that mandatory water restrictions for all city water system customers will go into effect on December 14th and will remain in place until further notice.

Restrictions will include:

  • Prohibiting the use of potable water for washing sidewalks and driveways
  • Limit outdoor landscape and turf water usage to three days per week and only after 6 p.m. and before 9 a.m.
  • Odd number addresses water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Even number addresses water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • No outdoor watering is permitted on Mondays
  • Prohibiting outdoor water usage during and 48 hours after a rain event resulting in measurable precipitation.
City of Bakersfield Water Restrictions

The restrictions are similar to ones mandated by Cal Water for its customers. Additional water conservation tips, as well as kits and rebate information, are available on the City of Bakersfield’s website.

Water conservation kits are available and include:

  • One hose nozzle;
  • One kitchen faucet aerator (uses 1.5 gallons per minute);
  • Two bathroom faucet aerators (use 1.0 gpm);
  • Two high-efficiency showerheads (use 2.0 gpm);
  • Toilet leak tablets.