A very important issue that we need to bring to your attention, that will be kicking in November 1, 2017.
The issue deals with the ending of our state-wide declared drought (as many of you already know, it officially ended on April 7, 2017, when Gov. Brown announced it while visiting here in the Riverside area). And, though the drought is officially over, the Governor also announced that even with the drought-associated drawback of mandatory conservation targets, numerous prohibitions on wasting water will still be left in place. “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” Brown said in a statement. “Conservation must remain a way of life,” he also added.
And, for many of us who live here in the Ranch, as well as our surrounding neighbors in bordering communities, that the drought has been declared over, is certainly “good news”, in that we can start back to watering our lawns again, albeit within the guidelines that our water-provider, EMWD, has outlined and still mandates. We will be, once again, looking to enforce our landscaping watering rules that apply to all of our residents here in the Ranch beginning November 1, 2017. As part of returning to the standard enforcement of our watering requirements, it's also important to know that the moratorium that was imposed by the Board of Directors is now over on the resumption of the enforcement requirements, which allowed ample time for our residents to “gear-up” for the resumption of residential landscape watering. So now your lawns should be back to life. Beginning on November 1, 2017, the same residential landscaping rules which are part of our governing documents will once again apply.
If anyone has any questions regarding what the rules are regarding residential landscape watering, just call the office and our staff-members will be glad to answer them.