CALIFORNIA DROUGHT INFORMATION
On April 1, 2015 Governor Brown issued a mandatory order requiring a 25% reduction of water use. This was calculated by Gallon Per Capita Day (GPCD), meaning Cities that have higher use will be required to conserve more.
The City of Port Hueneme's GPCD is 635, meaning the average citizen uses 63.5 gallons of water per day. Accordingly, Port Hueneme residents will be required to reduce their water use by 8%. For comparison, the City of Ventura has a GPCD of 91.3 and will be required to reduce water use by 16%. The City of Thousand Oaks has a GPCD of 163.7 and will be required to reduce water use by 28%.
The State Water Resources Control Board's Emergency Regulations to Achieve 25% Conservation can be viewed on the state drought website.
California Drought Monitor can be viewed on the Drought website.
For more information on the drought, please call the City at 805-986-6563.
CITY OF PORT HUENEME DROUGHT INFORMATION
The City of Port Hueneme enacted Ordinance Number 698 (PDF) (Water Conservation) in 2010. The Ordinance calls for four stages of water supply shortage:
- Permanent Water Conservation Requirements
- Level 1 Water Supply Shortage
- Level 2 Water Supply Shortage
- Level 3 Water Supply Shortage
The City Council has implemented Level 1 Water Supply Shortage (PDF) status at this time. A Hardship Waiver may be granted upon a written finding of the existence of facts demonstrating an undue hardship that is disproportionate to the impacts of similar classes of water users due to specific and unique circumstances (such as a whirlpool tub used for physical therapy patients).
If you have questions, please call the Water Division at 805-986-6563.
WATER SUPPLY AVAILABILITY NOTICE
On May 9, 2016, State of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr, issued an Executive Order that directed the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to adjust and extend emergency water conservation regulations through the end of January 2017. As part of this Order, urban water suppliers were directed to self-certify regarding the reliability of their water supplies under the assumption of an additional three years of drought, by June 22, 2016.
Urban water wholesalers were directed to provide information related to the volume of water they expect to deliver to their urban water suppliers not later than June 15, 2016. Please follow these links to view the Water Supply Availability Notice (PDF) and Supporting Analysis (PDF).