VIDEO: San Jose declares end to water supply shortage, halts drought restrictions
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SAN JOSE (KRON) — The San Jose City Council has declared an end to a citywide water supply shortage.
At the same time, homeowners will be able to keep their lawns green too.
Reflecting improved water supply conditions from unusually heavy rains this past winter, the San Jose City council has halted the 20 percent cutbacks on water use imposed last year, which means there are no longer any restrictions on days residents may water their lawns or landscapes.
“Yes, people can water their lawns and plant their vegetable gardens, but be very careful on how you plan your sprinkler systems so it waters early in the morning or later in the evening,” Director of Communications at City of San Jose Dave Vossbrink said.
That means no outdoor irrigation between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. without the use of a bucket, handheld container or hose with a shutoff nozzle.
And there will be more water for city parks.
That means no outdoor irrigation between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. without the use of a bucket, hand-held container, or hose with a shutoff nozzle.
Broken or leaking sprinkler heads, water pipes, and irrigation system must be repaired within five working days.
Later this week, the Governor’s office will provide more details about water restrictions.