Water days no longer in effect in El Centro

Water days no longer in effect in El Centro

EL CENTRO, Calif. – The state of California has given residents an avenue to relax required conservation efforts according the a press release issued by the city of El Centro.

City officials state, the water days are no longer in effect thanks to conservation efforts by residents and near average rainfall during the last winter in the northern portion of the state.

“I know this has been an extremely difficult time for our residents. In many cases these water restrictions have affected both quality of life and residential property values; however I am proud of our residents and City for doing our part to adhere to the Governor’s mandate,” stated El Centro Mayor Jason Jackson.

Residents are still encouraged to practice all other “good housekeeping” restrictions such as:

  • Use water to clean hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and walkways
  • Allow runoff onto streets and gutters from excessive watering
  • Wash vehicles without using a hose with a shut-off nozzle
  • Use water features such as fountains without a water re-circulating system

For more information on conserving water, please visit http://www.cityofelcentro.org.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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