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WASTEFUL WAYS IN WILDOMAR

First time I posted picture was on July 15, 2014 the day the California State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure increased conservation efforts and reduce outdoor urban water use. These regulation allow the imposition of fines up to $500.00 per day for violations.
Since then almost weekly I have taken pictures of the City of Wildomar wasting water at Marna O’Brien Park. To their credit the waste is being reduced a little but far too much is going where it shouldn’t, the fines are set to take effect on August 1st. Sidewalks and parking lots do not grow.

Its more than just a little bit of water.

Its more than just a little bit of water.


July 21st, 1 week after the first picture. Got to the park a little late. This is about 1/2 hour after the water shut off.

July 21st, 1 week after the first picture.
Got to the park a little late. This is about 1/2 hour after the water shut off.


Sprinkler still broke. July 25th, 11 days after the first picture and 9 days after tell the groundskeeper.

Sprinkler still broke.
July 25th, 11 days after the first picture and 9 days after tell the groundskeeper.


Getting a little better, this is on the 28th

Getting a little better, this is on the 28th


Not sure who picked the sprinklers, but.

Not sure who picked the sprinklers, but.


This is on the July 28th. Better since broken sprinkler fixed but still needs work.

This is on the July 28th.
Better since broken sprinkler fixed but still needs work.


Watering everything but something growing.

Watering everything but something growing.


Not a single plant in this area.

Not a single plant in this area.


Except shrums.

Except shrums.


This occurs 3 times a week. All that water to grow dirt.

This occurs 3 times a week. All that water to grow dirt.


All that water and one still can't get a drink from the water statue, or

All that water and one still can’t get a drink from the water statue, or


If you have a long tongue you can try this one.

If you have a long tongue you can try this one.

MOVE WILDOMAR TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE

One of the culprits, stupid long sprayers in planter boxes. One of the results of having a part-time groundskeeper.

One of the culprits, stupid long sprayers in planter boxes. One of the results of having a part-time groundskeeper.


Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day.
More improper sprinklers selected by city employees

More improper sprinklers selected by city employees

The State Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to adopt emergency regulations intended to put teeth into conservation efforts that so far have produced disappointing results.

“We are in a drought of historic proportions,” board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “Many urban water users don’t realize how bad this drought is. The latest numbers released show water usage state-wide has actually increased 1% since the governors proclamation issued in January.

Broken sprinklers with no employee in sight. He was at his other city job.

Broken sprinklers with no employee in sight. He was at his other city job.


Another view of the broken sprinkler.

Another view of the broken sprinkler.


Water prevented from entering bioswale by clogged filters

Water prevented from entering bioswale by clogged filters


Its more than just a little bit of water.

Its more than just a little bit of water.


Its not only the parking lot that is being improperly watered.

Its not only the parking lot that is being improperly watered.


San Francisco is concerned about these new regulations because of the need to hose down alley ways and sidewalks for health and safety reasons. This appears not to be a problem in Wildomar’s parks? There is no full time employee to observe what needs to be cleaned.
Notice the staining on the pillar which is hidden from street view at night. The height suggest its not just 4 legged dogs doing this.

Notice the staining on the pillar which is hidden from street view at night. The height suggest its not just 4 legged dogs doing this.