State water restrictions affect Susanville

Bob Godman, Susanville’s public works director, said the state’s recently imposed water restrictions apply to residents in the city of Susanville.

Those restrictions include:

  • The use of potable water for washing sidewalks, driveways, buildings, structures, patios, parking lots, or other hardsurfaced areas, except in cases where health and safety are at risk.
  • The use of potable water that results in flooding or runoff in gutters or streets.
  • The use of potable water, except with the use of a positive shut-off nozzle, for the individual private washing of motor vehicles.
  • The use of water to irrigate turf and ornamental landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall of at least one-fourth of one inch of rain.
  • The use of potable water for irrigation of ornamental turf on public street medians.
  • The use of potable water for street cleaning or construction purposes, unless no other source of water or other method can be used or if necessary, to protect the health and safety of the public.
  • The use of potable water for decorative fountains or the filling or topping-off of decorative lakes or ponds, with exceptions for those decorative fountains, lakes, or ponds which utilize recycled water.