Archive June 2022

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New Water Conservation Rule: Takes Effect June 16

The State Water Resources Control Board passed an Emergency Regulation last week. The SWRCB has released a FAQ on the order.  The new requirements are as follows:

  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional decorative grass should not be watered, including HOA developments
  • Give all trees just what they need: avoid overwatering
  • Follow the local requirements of your water supplier
  • Urban water suppliers should implement all Level 2 demand reduction actions by June 10, 2022

Alameda County Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

Alameda County will require masks in most indoor public settings again starting midnight Friday, county health officials said Thursday.  It is the first Bay Area county to reinstate an indoor mask order, which had ended in February once the worst of the omicron-fueled winter surge in cases subsided.   Other Bay Area counties are not bringing back mask requirements. Contra Costa, San Mateo, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties on Thursday said they are not considering mandatory indoor masking — though they strongly urge residents to do so on their own, with high-quality masks such as N95s, KN95s and KF94s.