Notice: Water Conservation Necessary!

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At the meeting of the Board of Directors on August 27th, 2018, it was decided to enact level 1, voluntary conservation measures due to the apparent need to conserve water. It has become apparent to the board of directors that there is a need to conserve water, based on measurements that show our water table has receded to some of the lowest levels on record. Also, precipitation during the 2017/2018 rain year was recorded at a total of 4.73”, this is the least precipitation has recorded since they began recording in 2003. Several other weather stations in the area confirm these low precipitation values. Please read the following excerpt from the newly adopted Water Apportionment Plan to familiarize yourself with the requested conservation measures. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Prohibition against water waste: No shareholder is entitled to waste water under any circumstances. The Company may discontinue service to any shareholder or shareholder’s land where negligent or wasteful use of water is determined to exist.
In the event of drought conditions or a limited water supply Pinon Pines Mutual Water Company will implement the following restrictions dependent upon the severity of the situation:
Level 1: Conservation Necessary (elimination of non-essential or unauthorized uses):
These conservation measures are voluntary and may be immediately implemented as described in article XVIII of the company’s bylaws.
A. Use of potable water for washing vehicles, boats, buildings, construction cleanup, dust control, or similar uses without a hose fitted with an automatic shutoff nozzle or similar device is prohibited. However, use of a bucket for vehicle and boat washing is permitted subject to non-wasteful applications.
B. Use of potable water to clean buildings, decks or privately owned paved surfaces without a hose fitted with an automatic shutoff nozzle or similar device is prohibited.
C. Use of potable water to clean community streets, parking lots and similar community uses is prohibited except to protect the public health and safety as determined by Pinon Pines Mutual Water Company. When approved by the water company, such uses may be accomplished solely by Pinon Pines Estates Home Owners Association or its contractor and shall be coordinated in advance with Pinon Pines Mutual Water Company.
D. Use of potable water which results in flooding or runoff in gutters, waterways, patios, driveways, or streets is prohibited.
E. Outdoor Irrigation:
i. Outdoor irrigation will be prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
ii. Irrigation of private and public landscaping, turf areas and gardens will be permitted at even-numbered addresses only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays and odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays Thursdays, and Saturdays.
iii. All shareholders are directed to use no more water than necessary to maintain landscaping.
F. Allowing a leak to continue more than 5 days after the water company has notified the responsible party in writing is prohibited.

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