Summer Water Conservation!
The latest data from drought.gov indicates that 97.5% of California is in a severe drought — up from 65% two years ago. Most California counties are in a severe or extreme drought and Lake County is no exception.
The City of Lakeport relies on ground water wells in the Scotts Valley area along with treated water from Clear Lake for our City’s potable water needs. Both sources are vulnerable due to the current and forecasted drought conditions.
The City of Lakeport strongly encourages our customers to conserve water whenever possible. Additional water use mandates may be issued in the future and the City would like to remind our customers that the following wasteful water usage practices are currently prohibited per Lakeport City Council Resolution No. 2630 (2017):
1. Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes;
2. Washing automobiles, boats, RVs, etc. with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
3. Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative water feature;
4. Watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after measurable precipitation;
5. Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
The City of Lakeport appreciates everyone’s assistance in helping to protect our water resources and doing their part!