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On Thursday, April 27, the Indio Water Authority hosted school-age children to its first National Take Your Child to work Day observance as part of its growing Water Education Program.
IWA Lifts Drought Penalty Surcharge and Stage II Alert, Prohibitions on Wasteful Practices Still In EffectApril 21, 2017
On April 19, the City Council/IWA Board voted unanimously to lift the Drought Penalty Surcharge and Stage II alert in response to the declaration by Gov. Jerry Brown on April 7 that the Drought State of Emergency is over. See press release. Please note that some prohibitions on wasteful water usage are permanent.
Gov. Brown Lifts California's Emergency Drought Declaration, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful PracticesApril 19, 2017
On Friday, April 7, Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought, lifting emergency orders that had forced Californians to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to remove thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record.
As a result, on April 19, the City Council/IWA Board unanimously voted to lift the Drought Penalty Surcharge and Stage II Alert. Nevertheless, prohibitions remain on wasteful practices.