Weekend Water Watch: July 23, 2021
Defensible Space Inspections
Defer outdoor watering this weekend. Once again, we must ask all customers to hold off on outdoor watering this weekend, until next Tuesday, July 27.
Your conservation efforts have been impressive – usage right now is down by an amazing 37.3% from the same time last year. Unfortunately, our source streamflows (water availability) are down by a whopping 52.8% over a year ago! That means we have less than half as much water available today than we had at this time last year.
So, even with great conservation efforts, we’re losing ground and are now at the point where even small reductions in water usage become significant. We must maintain adequate reserves for the essentials of fire protection, sanitation, basic domestic use, and not drying up the streams.
We’re very close to imposing mandatory restrictions on outdoor water usage. The more voluntary conservation we can get, the longer we can stave off such measures as banning outdoor watering altogether and imposing mandatory rationing.
Want to know more? Here’s a link to the current data: Usage data report July 23
Our Flume Smart Home Water Monitoring and Leak Detection Program. The best way to keep track of exactly how much water you are using, and to protect against leaks, is to get in on our Flume program. You can buy and easily install (no plumbing required) a Flume monitor from our exclusive program for less than half price (after IPUD rebate). Details on our website: invernesspud.org
Defensible Space Inspections. Teams from the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority will be conducting home defensible space inspections and advisories in Inverness and Inverness Park during the week of August 2. They’ll be working south to north, from Silverhills to Seahaven, so we expect them in our IPUD neighborhoods around midweek. If your home is inspected, the inspectors will leave a door-hanger that includes a code you can use to view their report about your property by going to the MWPA website.
Do you have worries about your fire and homeowner insurance coverage? FIRESafe Marin has a webinar that should be helpful coming up on Tuesday, July 27, 6 p.m. Details at www.firesafemarin.org