COVID-19 RESOURCES

WATER & DROUGHT RESOURCES

Water & Drought Resources

The Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the City of Healdsburg on water conservation measures. We recognize that many of our businesses have implemented water saving practices. Please know that along with the City we are here to help navigate you through this challenging time.


Stage 2 Water Restrictions as of November 15, 2021

On November 15, the City Council adopted a resolution to reduce the water conservation levels from Stage 3 to Stage 2. This means that the mandatory conservation levels are shifted from 40% under Stage 3 to 20% under Stage 2 reduction in use compared to 2020 usage levels. 

Many of the water restrictions will remain in place. However, outdoor irrigation on alternate days (even dates if your address ends on an even number, odd days if your address ends on an odd number) will be allowed. This is a chance to replant with drought tolerant plants, get lawn conversions completed, and repair / plant bioswales and raingardens damaged by or prohibited during the Stage 3 conservations. 
Please continue to keep your homes and irrigation systems in good repair and leak-free. Sweep rather than wash down pavement and hardscapes. Only recycled water will be allowed for construction water uses. Please contact conservation@healdsburg.gov for more information. 
 

 RESOURCES

 

DROUGHT FUNDING UPDATES - OCTOBER 2021

  • Community water systems throughout the state can now apply online for financial relief from unpaid water bills that residential and commercial customers incurred due to COVID-19. Applications due by December 6 at 5 p.m. Info online or via email CommunityWaterSystemsCovidRelief@waterboards.ca.gov or call (916) 322-6227.
  • U.S. EPA is offering assistance to water utilities to help plan for water resiliency. Eligible projects can include aquifer storage and recovery, deeper wells, water reuse, alternative water sources, flood diversion and storage, leak detection projects, and more. To receive assistance, email your utility name, city, state and phone number toDroughtQuestions@epa.gov.
  • North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) will be submitting a “bundled” regional grant proposal to the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Program, giving smaller proposals the power of a regional application. The program offers $190 million in grant funding. Minimum grants awards are $2 M, though smaller projects can be bundled into one application. If you are interested in applying for this drought funding via the NCRP, please contact them at colettem@planwestpartners.com no later than October 31.
  • The Small Community Drought Relief Program offers $200 million in funding is available on a non-competitive, first come, first served basis, so apply soon! The program guidelines describe the application process. Applications and questions for this funding to be submitted by email to SmallCommunityDrought@water.ca.gov.

 

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