Mandatory Water Conservation Alert

First Aqueduct Maintenance Shutdown Begins Sunday, December 4, 2022


WATER ALERT!  Reduced Supply and Use Restrictions:


DECEMBER 4, 2022 – DECEMBER 14, 2022

Valley Center Municipal Water District (District) has been advised by its wholesale supplier of three (3) impending emergency shutdowns. The first shutdown of the San Diego Aqueduct that delivers water to the District will be out of service for rehabilitation repairs and will begin at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2022, through 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. 

As a result, water flow to the District will be severely restricted beginning Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 1:00 a.m. The water that remains in storage will be available only for domestic use and fire protection. However, these dates may be adjusted depending on the severity of the pipeline repair.   The District will notify you of any updates to this schedule.

The District is asking our customers, located within the yellow boundary area of the attached map, to refrain from the following water uses: 

1.  ALL OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE/LAWN IRRIGATION 
2.  USE OF WATER FOR ALL AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES, except for livestock watering
3.  ALL UNNECESSARY DOMESTIC USE (I.E. WASHING VEHICLES, FILLING FOUNTAINS, POOLS, SPAS, OR PONDS)
4.  USE OF CONSTRUCTION WATER

Please remember to turn off all outside irrigation/lawn timers during the water use restriction time period.  Of course, livestock can continue to be watered.

The shutdown could cause low water and low-pressure situations which could possibly impact a pump on your property. Please take the necessary precautions to prevent any damage from occurring to your pump. 

Should the District’s water storage levels drop to a point of concern the District will implement the “Emergency Water Management Plan”, and you will be notified of further use restrictions which need to be implemented.

During this shutdown, please check the District website for more information and daily updates, go to our web site at www.valleycenterwater.org, or contact the District office at (760) 735-4500.

If you have a grove manager or irrigator please be sure to pass this notice on to them.