July 1, 2015
Planning for a more walkable and bikeable Tulare County
The Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) has begun to develop the first Regional Active Transportation Plan (RATP) for the county, called “Walk ‘n Bike Tulare County.” The plan seeks to make walking and biking in Tulare County safer and more convenient. Most importantly, it will identify the highest-priority pedestrian and bicycle improvements for the County and its eight cities for the next ten years, and will aim to position those projects to compete well for grant funds. Also, the plan will make up the pedestrian and bicycle component of the Tulare County Regional Transportation Plan.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations - State Mandates 36% Water Use Reduction
The State of California has mandated that ALL urban water providers (like the City of Exeter) reduce water usage by at least 25%. Many cities must reduce by 32%-36%. Exeter is in the tier of cities that MUST reduce water usage by 36% or face fines of up to $10,000 per day. In response to mandatory state water conservation regulations, a revised Water Conservation Ordinance was adopted by the Exeter City Council effective July 1, 2015. The City is currently in Stage 3 Restrictions.
The mandatory regulations include:
- All City water customers shall limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes and turf with potable water to no more than two days per week, and will abide by the following watering restrictions and schedule:
- Watering of current landscaping and turf must be accomplished by use of sprinkler irrigation, a hand-held hose with a positive shut-off nozzle or a hand-held and faucet-filled bucket with, at most, a five gallon capacity.
- Customers whose addresses end with an even number shall water their turf and landscapes on Tuesdays and Saturdays - before 7:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. Customers whose addresses end with an odd number shall water their landscapes on Wednesdays and Sundays - before 7:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.
- There will be no outdoor watering of any kind allowed on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- The City is under strict orders from the State of California to reduce water usage by 36%. This is a significant number and requires severe restrictions. For the past several months we have focused on education and have only issued warnings. As of July 1, 2015 citations can be issued, with fines ranging from $100 for a first infraction to $500 for third and subsequent infractions.
In the coming days, all City of Exeter residents will be receiving a mailer which will include a copy of the entire ordinance.
If you have any questions regarding the new ordinance, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 592-3318.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!