NOTICE OF WATER SYSTEM CHLORINATION
The City of Kingsburg chlorinates water at each of our well sites. The chlorination of all well sites in addition to the GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) treatment at two well sites helps ensure the City Water Distribution System meets all Federal and State water quality standards. The maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) for chlorine is 4 parts per million (ppm). The City’s goal is to maintain a chlorine residual level between .5ppm and 1.25pmm; well below the MRDL.
Some residents may notice a slight chlorine taste and/or chlorine odor in the water.
Residents on kidney dialysis or those who have other medical conditions should contact their health care providers for more information about increased chlorine levels in their drinking water. Fish and reptile owners should also take necessary precautions. Some people who use water containing chlorine in excess of the maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) could experience irritating effects to their eyes and nose. Some people who drink water containing chlorine in excess of the MRDL could experience discomfort.
If you have any questions, please call the Kingsburg Water Department at 559-897-1066 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of Kingsburg is committed to providing clean and safe drinking water for all our residents.
The City of Kingsburg's annual water supply (6,138 acre-feet) currently exceeds the City's water demands (3,798 acre-feet). Therefore, the City's water conservation standard has been set at 0%. The methodology to support the City's water supply determination is presented below:
Water Fees & Schedules
In 2012, the City Council completed necessary Proposition 218 work to implement a phased approach to increasing water rates. The reason for the increase was to help address an agreement between the City and Consolidated Irrigation District (CID). Specifically, the City entered into an agreement with CID to help fund recharge facility construction to provide a sustainable solution to offset our groundwater pumping needs. In 2016, the City and CID completed a joint project that tied the Cole-Slough CID canal to a City owned ponding basin. This facility has been used significantly during the wet seasons to store water in our ponding basin to improve recharge.
The rate increases passed in 2012 were enacted with a five-year phased approach, which was set to conclude on April 1, 2017, with the final increase (a rate table has been included for review). These increases were put in place in conjunction with the payments to be made to CID based upon expected groundwater pumping levels.
Outdoor Watering Information
The State of California has amended the mandatory conservation requirements and returned control to each utility provider. As such, the Kingsburg City Council has provided the following direction:
Outdoor watering will be allowed three (3) days per week from April - October.
- Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
- Even numbered addresses can water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
- No watering on Monday.
Outdoor watering will be allowed two (2) days per week from November - March.
- Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesday and Saturday only.
- Even numbered addresses can water on Wednesday and Sunday only
- No watering on Monday, Thursday and Friday
- No watering between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on any day.
- Do not allow water to flow beyond your property line.
- Automatic shutoff nozzle required for washing vehicles
- Washing down of driveways or sidewalks is prohibited.
Note: Restrictions do not apply to drip irrigation systems.
Watering will be monitored by City patrols. Citizens who do not comply with restrictions will be cited and fined without a warning in accordance with City Ordinance Number 91-03.
- 1st offense - $25
- 2nd - $50
- 3rd - $100
- 4th citation and any subsequent notices $500
Note: These fines will automatically be added to your monthly water bill.
Water Quality Reports
The City of Kingsburg annually publishes the Consumer Confidence Report or Water Quality Report to inform the citizens of Kingsburg about the quality of their water.