September 11, 2017
(Madera, CA) – Effective September 6, 2017, Level B Water Use Regulations will be implemented for all City of Madera residents. As a result, watering days will increase from two days per week to three.
Level B Water Schedule:
- All outside WATER USE is prohibited every day between 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
- All outside WATER USE is prohibited on Mondays
- Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
- Even-numbered addresses can water on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
The City of Madera would like to remind residents that landscape irrigation consumes over half of the water used around most homes. Many people tend to water too often and leave the sprinklers on for too long. Though the City is moving to a watering schedule where increased watering days are available, it is important that residents continue to conserve where they can and use only as much water as necessary.
The City offers the MyWater Madera web portal and mobile application for iOS and Android to help residents monitor their water usage. Please see the water conservation resources on the City’s website for more information.
Additionally, the City continues to offer rebates for timers, turf replacement and other water saving devices; more information is available on the city’s website at www.cityofmadera.ca.gov/rebates. For questions on water regulations, or to report abuses, residents can call (559) 661-5466 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or (559) 230-7467 at any other time.
Vonny McPherson • Water Meter/Conservation Supervisor
P: (559) 661-4932
August 10, 2017
We have a duty to be transparent about what we need to do and why we need to do it. Nobody likes to see rate increases – that includes the City Council and members of the City staff. We live here, too. The reality is the more we choose to defer rate increases the more likely older parts of the water system may begin to fail, leaving you without safe, drinkable water; our ability to attract new business to Madera and create new jobs for our children and grandchildren is limited or lost; and we set the stage for the City to die. Without water, there is no life.