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Yreka Water Restrictions in Place

yreka water rationingYREKA, Calif. — The city of Yreka is implementing a mandatory water rationing starting Friday.  This comes after the state approved an emergency regulation to increase water conservation practices.

This isn’t due to the wildfires in the area, but because of the drought.

“I think we all recognize that we all need to do our part, and that’s what we are thinking.  We’ve had a fairly secure water supply and have for a long time, but I think everyone recognizes this is a historic drought and certainly worse than other situations we’ve had in recent years,” said Steve Baker, the City Manager of Yreka.

The main change for Yreka residents is the watering schedule.  Even number addresses can water Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Odd number addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The mandatory water rationing could last up to 270 days.

The maximum fine for anyone who is found violating the new regulations could be fined up to $500,000.