Water district declares drought conditions

VISTA — The Vista Irrigation District, or VID, board of directors recently declared a Level 2 Drought Response condition and will implement mandatory water conservation measures effective June 1.
The board’s action is consistent with provisions set forth in VID’s Drought Response Conservation Program, which links the district’s declaration of Level 2 Drought Response to the San Diego County Water Authority. This serves as a notification to its member agencies that up to a 20 percent reduction water supply deliveries is necessary to meet anticipated demands.
The Water Authority announced its plans to implement water supply cutbacks to its 24 member agencies and declared a Level 2 Drought Alert condition. The Water Authority will impose cutbacks on its member agencies starting July 1.
“With the continuing drought on the Colorado River, judicial restrictions on pumping water from Northern California through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and continuing dry conditions locally, the San Diego region is facing unprecedented challenges to its water supply reliability,” General Manager Roy Coox said. “We are implementing mandatory water conservation practices to help us manage our available water supply.”
The Vista Irrigation District is a public agency governed by an elected five-member board. The district provides water service to more than 123,000 people in the city of Vista, and portions of San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, and unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

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