UPDATE: Horizon Water moves community to Level ‘2’ Water restrictions

On Saturday afternoon, officials with the Horizon Regional MUD moved the community to ‘Level 2’ water restrictions after nearly a month and a half of severe water restrictions due to a malfunctioning well pump.

The Level 2 restrictions – listed below – are added the Level 0 level, which the website lists as normal watering conditions.

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Wednesday, officials with the Horizon Regional MUD Board reported that the malfunctioning well that had resulted in water restrictions for the last 3 weeks had finally been repaired.

The repaired well now means the community was placed on ‘Level 3’ water restrictions – allowing for some watering at residences.

Below is Wednesday night’s statement:

“Thanks to the efforts of the community we are continuing to see the water levels hold steady. We have the well back in service and anticipate we will have an adequate supply of drinking water available.  At this time we are able to move to stage 3 water restrictions.  We respectfully request everyone to continue to observe the restrictions as outlined. 

Again, we thank everyone for their assistance and patience.”

Submitted on behalf of the Horizon Regional MUD board

Level 3 DCP:
The following mandatory restrictions shall apply to all customers served by the District.

Landscape watering days and times: Landscape watering is defined as listed below:

Landscape watering will be allowed only one day a week as follows:

All customers north of Horizon Boulevard with even addresses will be allowed to water on Saturdays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
All customers north of Horizon Boulevard with odd addresses will be allowed to water on Sundays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
All customers south of Horizon Boulevard with even addresses will be allowed to water on Tuesdays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
All customers south of Horizon Boulevard with odd addresses will be allowed to water on Wednesdays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Plants that must be watered daily, must be watered from a container or a drip irrigation system – not a hose.
Car washing is permitted only with a bucket or hand-held hose with a shut-off valve.
Washing sidewalks, driveways, tennis courts, patios and other such surfaces is prohibited.
Allowing water to run onto a sidewalk or street is forbidden.
New bleeder lines for evaporative coolers can be no larger than 1 /8 inch in diameter.
No new filling or refilling of pools. Topping off of existing pools will be allowed.
All pools must be covered when not in use.
No car washing will be allowed except at commercial centers.

Customers will be asked to:

Utilize water reuse where possible.
Check for and fix leaks.
Install aerators on faucets.
Use less water for bath or reduce shower time.
Wash only full loads of dishes and use water efficient settings if available.

The use of water for construction purposes from designated fire hydrants with bulk meter contracts will be limited or discontinued once the customer is notified 24 hours in advance.

Out of District Construction Meters will be limited or discontinued first.
In-District Construction Meters will be limiter or discontinued thereafter.

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Monday morning, officials with the Horizon Water company released updated information regarding a malfunctioning well and it’s impact to customers within the company’s High Desert Boundaries.

UPDATE 7/4 – Statement from Horizon Water:

“Thanks to the efforts of the community we are continuing to see the water levels hold steady. We anticipate we will have an adequate supply of drinking water available. We respectfully request everyone continue to observe the restrictions as previously outlined.

Again, we thank everyone for their assistance and we hope to have the well back in operation as soon as possible.”

Submitted on behalf of the Horizon Regional MUD board”

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Here is their complete statement (7/1)

“Last week, the Horizon Regional MUD issued a stage 4 water restriction due to a mechanical failure of a high capacity water well. The District asked residents to conserve water by refraining from outside irrigation, car washing and other non-essential activities. As a result of the community working with the District, we are pleased to announce we are holding steady on our water supply.

Residents are asked to continue to observe the level 4 guidelines. Once the well is repaired we will alert the community via the news outlets.

The District wishes to thank the community for its continued support during this time.”

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**An earlier version of the release sent out by HRMUD stated that the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) was at level ‘3’ – that has since been elevated to level ‘4’ restrictions.***

“The well is under repair and we will communicate out once the repair has been completed. Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District will continue to monitor water levels and will send out updates as needed to inform the public of this situation. The District wishes to thank everyone for their assistance during this time of need. Please refer to the District website for the most current information.”

Below is their complete release (6/28):

For immediate communication to the residents of Horizon Municipal Utility District:

One of the high-capacity potable water wells in the Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District experienced a mechanical failure and is currently non-operational.

The District has other wells and is producing and distributing potable water but is unable to adequately keep up with the current demand due to high usage driven by the summer temperatures. Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District has activated its Drought Contingency Plan (DCP).

The DCP has five levels with level “0” being normal activity to level “5” being emergency activity. Based on recommendations from the District’s operator and engineer, the Board is implementing level “4” of the DCP.

The following requirements are being communicated out to the public:

Level 4 DCP:

The following mandatory restrictions shall apply to all customers served by the District.

1. No landscape Irrigation allowed

2. New bleeder lines for evaporative coolers can be no larger than 1 /8 inch in
diameter.

3. No new filling or refilling of pools. Topping off of existing pools will be allowed.

4. All pools must be covered when not in use.

5. Customers will be asked to:

A. Utilize water reuse where possible.

B. Check for and fix leaks.

C. Install aerators on faucets.

D. Use less water for bath or reduce shower time.

E. Wash only full loads of dishes and use water efficient settings if available.

6. The use of water for construction purposes from designated fire hydrants with bulk  meter contracts will be limited or discontinued once the customer is notified 24  hours in advance.

A. Out of District Construction Meters will be limited or discontinued first.

B. In-District Construction Meters will be limiter or discontinued thereafter.

 

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  1. Drove by Corky Park this morning and the grass was being watered. Does the water restriction not apply to the parks? Also getting antsy seeing my grass and trees drying up.

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