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Outdoor Watering

Jul 29, 2020

Visalia prepares to clamp down on outdoor watering

Visalia’s groundwater has sunk by 7 feet since April, just one month into the summer season, and it’s not because people are home washing their hands more frequently and doing their dishes more often. The Visalia City Council took action last week to stave off a repeat of the rapid decline in water levels seen during the historic drought from 2011-2017.  At its July 20 meeting, the council unanimously approved moving the city from Stage 1, its least stringent level of its water conservation ordinance, to Stage 3, just one level short of declaring a water emergency. … ”  Read more from the Foothills Sun-Gazette here: Visalia prepares to clamp down on outdoor watering