Twain Harte, CA — Twain Harte residents have been ordered to only turn on the tap for essentials. The Twain Harte Community Services District Board of Directors adopted a drought resolution at its meeting this week. The Board voted unanimously to declare a drought emergency and prohibit non-essential water use.
District General Manager Tom Trott says, “This is an extreme drought that needs to be treated seriously. We can’t make it rain, but we can be good stewards of the water we have now.”
The Board urged customers to reduce their water use by 50%. Here are the District’s water restrictions:
No watering vegetation with sprinklers
No washing driveways, walkways, decks or other hardscape by hose
No washing cars, boats, trailers or other vehicles by hose
No non-emergency fire hydrant use
Failure to comply with the ban could result in water flow restrictions and a $100 fine. Trott cautions the Rim Fire is a clear reminder of why the water ban is needed. “The real concern is that all of the live fuels are abnormally dry and that is a real concern to us. Our fire department is up and ready. We haven’t removed any of our wild land equipment from our engines. We want to keep our water tanks full and ready for fire suppression support.”