At the Exeter City Council meeting of Tuesday, May 9th, the Council took action to move from Water Conservation “Stage 3” to a less severe Water Conservation “Stage 2”.
What does this mean for Exeter residents?
Effective immediately, all City of Exeter residents will be on a three (3) day watering schedule. Even addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and odd addresses may water on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Outdoor irrigation must occur before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. on designated days. This is a change from the previous Stage 3 – before 7:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. schedule.
The following prohibitions are still in effect:
The washing of sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, courts, patios or other paved area is absolutely prohibited.
The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
The use of water which allows any amount of water to run off to a gutter, ditch or drain. Every water user it deemed to have his or her water distribution line and facilities under his or her control at all times and to know the manner and extent of his or her water use and excess run-off.
The excessive use, loss or escape of water through breaks, leaks or malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing or distribution facilities for any period of time after the escape of water should reasonably have been discovered and corrected. It shall be presumed that a period of 48 hours after discovery is a reasonable time within which to correct the leak or break.
If you have any questions regarding the new water conservation stage, please contact the City of Exeter’s Public Works Department at 592-3318 or the Utility Billing Department at 592-3710.
The city of Exeter is situated at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The area has scenic beauty, a thriving business community and a population who take great pride in the town’s heritage, quality housing, good schools and a very low incidence of crime.
Exeter is located on State Highway 65, 2 miles south of Highway 198 and 15 miles east of Highway 99. Exeter is within a 3 to 4 hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and 30 minutes from the entrance to Sequoia National Park.
Situated in the middle of California’s agricultural heartland the great San Joaquin Valley, one of the world’s most fertile valleys, Exeter is known for the sweetest oranges in the world. Exeter is also known for its abundant supply of citrus, deciduous fruits, nuts and table grapes.
National recognition was given to Exeter in 2000 as “One of America’sPrettiest Painted Places.” Professional artists have painted huge murals depicting the history and culture of the area on exterior walls throughout the downtown area. There are currently 29 murals in this outdoor art gallery, and move are planned. Group tours can be arranged.
One of the newer facilities in the community is the Exeter Bark Park. The park is becoming a popular gathering spot for residents and visitors alike.
Exeter’s city leaders are determined to retain our small town charm while making room for conservative growth. Exeter has a variety of antique stores, specialty shops, services, restaurants, lodging and a long tradition of annual events and festivals.