Vallecitos Water District Declares Level 1 “Drought Watch” by Vallecitos Water District Oct 27, 2021 Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom extended the state’s drought emergency to all counties in California. The Governor appealed to all Californians to do more to conserve water in the face of one of the state’s most severe droughts on record. This week, Vallecitos General Manager Glenn Pruim declared a Level 1 “Drought Watch” for the Vallecitos service area. The Drought Watch calls for voluntary water conservation and serves as a good reminder of prohibited wasteful practices, such as: Irrigating between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Irrigating within 48 hours of a measurable rain event Visible signs of runoff when irrigating landscapes Hosing down hardscapes (patios, driveways, sidewalks, etc.) Not using a shut-off nozzle when washing cars Not fixing leaks within 48 hours of discovery View all permanent water restrictions… Vallecitos has sufficient water supplies for its customers, even if drought conditions persist. This is due largely to the fact that Vallecitos now receives a portion of its water directly from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which is a local, drought-resilient supply.