City of Bishop: Water usage, Warren St. ribbon cutting

– City of Bishop press releases

Helped along by cool wet weather in May, City of Bishop water customers used 31% less water in May 2015 compared to May 2013.

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Because of the drought, the state requires water users to use 25% less potable water in 2015 compared to 2013. Graphs available on the City of Bishop website show water use in 2013, 2014, and so far in 2015.

One graph shows water use by month in the city and the other graph shows total water use in the city for the year. The graphs show the reduction in water use that started in April continued in May, helped along by an unusually cool and wet weather.

The graphs also show that, although city water customers saved water in April and May, total water use so far in 2015 is down only 13% compared to 2013.

Updates of these graphs will be released monthly. The State of California required that the City of Bishop implement water conservation measures to achieve the state-required reduction in water use.

The water conservation measures in place in the City of Bishop can be found at http://www.cabishop.us/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/20150414WaterConservationMeasures.pdf In December, the city will have to report to the state how well its users have conserved water.

The city could be subject to $10,000 per day fines if it doesn’t meet the 25% reduction in water use. The city has an incentive program to help its water customers save water. The program provides free hose nozzles, hose timers, and irrigation system timers and provides rebates for some sprinkler systems and water conserving appliances.

The incentives are available only to water customers of the City of Bishop and are limited to one per customer account. Saving water saves money, reduces water rates, protects groundwater, is the right thing to do, and is now required by the state.

Contact the City of Bishop Department of Public Works at 873-8458 for more information on water conservation and the City’s water system.

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A brief ribbon cutting is planned for the recently-completed Warren Street Improvements project. The ribbon cutting will be at 11 am, Wednesday 10 June, on Warren Street at the Bishop Library near Academy Avenue.

The first phase of the Warren Street project improved North Warren Street and part of South Warren Street with new pavement, curb, sidewalk, street trees, street lights, pocket parks, seating areas, platforms for performances, and colored concrete with designs.

The blocks of Church, Academy, and Pine streets between Warren and Main were also improved as part of the project. Other features such as sculpture, banners, archways, bike racks, and a public restroom are also planned.

In addition to addressing serious pavement deterioration, poor sidewalks, and drainage issues, the project was intended to make the area more attractive to pedestrians to stroll, stop, shop, eat, and to see a show.

Future phases of the project in the next several years are planned to extend improvements to the full length of the street. The $2.1 million project was funded by state gas tax funds. The construction contractor was Advanced Asphalt from Truckee, and the main subcontractor was V and C Construction from Minden. The project was designed by Triad Holmes Associates from Bishop.

Most of the design of the project was guided by a capable and dedicated group of volunteers from the Bishop community know as the Warren Street Focus Group. The ribbon cutting will celebrate the completion of the first phase of improvements and acknowledge those that contributed to the project.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at [email protected] or 760-873-8458.

 

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Badfinger39
Badfinger39
7 years ago

Snitch or no Snitch, Ima still give my marijuana plants Lots Lotsa water because the people needs thier medicine Hahahaha 🙂

Brookie
Brookie
7 years ago

NS, Thanks for the pat on the back. I could’ve done without the rest of your message and assumption that we are planning to purchase a home. We live by the “Do what’s right even if nobody’s looking” credo, are senior citizens, and have purposely chosen not to own a… Read more »

Zack
Zack
7 years ago

I have an idea!??! How about the city take 25% off our water bills if they want us to cut back usage by 25% ??? Also “three water main breakages” in City of Los Angeles? cause by neglect. they should be the ones getting the fines.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Seems everyone is talking about water shaming.

Jane
Jane
7 years ago
Reply to  Mark

That’s right Mark. Next year there will more than enough water and people like Snitch will be going around taking pictures of dogs pooping on lawns instead… poop shaming.

Brookie
Brookie
7 years ago

Dear Neighborhood Snitch, We are renters and have asked our yard’s landscapers to adjust the sprinkler frequency timer to Inyo County’s requirements. He is paid by the landlord and says this type of lawn must have more than two days a week worth of water. We have also mentioned the… Read more »

Neighborhood Snitch
Neighborhood Snitch
7 years ago
Reply to  Brookie

Hi Brookie,

Your awareness, to bring the watering schedule to you landlord’s attention, matters.

When you have saved up enough to purchase a home of your own, your awareness will guide you appropriately.

Best,

NS

Friendly Neighbor
Friendly Neighbor
7 years ago

Until then, however, you’re SOL because Snitch will be watching you and reporting on you accordingly. And no, Snitch, you won’t be reporting on me, too. Just because I disagree with your actions (which are quasi-vigilante, and seriously, who gave you an enforcement badge?) doesn’t mean that I am unaware… Read more »

Joe
Joe
7 years ago

Seems like every neighborhood I have lived there is someone like “Snitch” who takes pride in being nosy or finding fault with every little thing… bad parking, flowers don’t match paint color, garage door open too long, car too noisy, bush not pruned properly, dog not leashed etc. It’s just… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Joe

So Snitch, how do you feel about the Adventure Trail?

Neighborhood Snitch
Neighborhood Snitch
7 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe,

I have never criticized my neighbors for their choice of flower, etc. Without water, they would not be able to grow them.

Your watchful (in a good way) neighbor,

NS

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe…When I lived in another state,I once had a friend that had that kind of problem with a neighbor.We both worked the graveyard shift at our jobs and occasionally would get together late-night at his place,have a few beers and shoot darts.This neighbor automatically thought we were druggies,not sleeping and… Read more »

Bobby Fontaine
Bobby Fontaine
7 years ago

Check out the jpg file at the link below showing drought, geothermal, and agriculture maps of the United State. The top left map shows where it’s best to harvest geothermal heat as an energy source followed by a current drought map. Notice that the geothermal hot spots are near the… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Bobby Fontaine

What you suggest would be an interesting topic for a grad student.

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

If memory is partially served the year that the Inyo National Forest closed Hot Creek to swimming there had been a huge spring runoff. That was accompanied at the same time by a swarm of earthquakes and the FAA issued a higher level of alerts for Mammoth Airport. The idea… Read more »

Friendly Neighbor Advice
Friendly Neighbor Advice
7 years ago

Hi Neighborhood Snitch!

Have you considered talking to your neighbors instead of being a jerk? I mean, it certainly sounds as if you have time on your hands to make the extra effort.

Neighborhood Snitch
Neighborhood Snitch
7 years ago

Have you considered that calling someone a “jerk” isn’t very neighborly, “Friendly Neighbor”? If I thought that I could convince my neighbors to act responsibly, follow the law, and not be so stupid and self-centered, I would. OF COURSE! I would SO not be documenting their backwardness or be sending… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
7 years ago

“I will not hesitate to report you, too.” I’m with you, comrade. Totally not enough “sieg heil!” in this country. By the way brosefus, I got super fabulous fares to Cuba on Orbitz, if you plan a month in advance you can take the whole family for peanuts. See you… Read more »

Neighborhood Snitch
Neighborhood Snitch
7 years ago

A lot of folks are still watering during the day, watering their driveways, and watering their sidewalks. I have been documenting this waste via photos and videos, and reporting it to the California Water Resource Board. I believe that first offenders are fined $250, second is $1000, then their water… Read more »

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

The 100% chance of El Nino next winter I’m declaring the drought.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Nobody knows for sure what the weather will be in 9 months.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.html

There is an approximately 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere summer 2015, and a greater than 80% chance it will last through 2015.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

I was being sarcastic. I guess Jerry Brown is the only one that can prematurely say the drought is over and get everyone’s support. So it might rain next winter, this area has been drying out for 10,000 years and there’s a real good chance it will continue drying out… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

If you think for a minute the Water Resource Board will send out “officers” with pen and citation in hand based on your word and videos your crazy….and I can all but guarentee you the water Dept. won’t shut families water off if they’re watering their grass too much……get a… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Snitch- If you want to really help the Valley folks, go film all the DWP pumps going full blast on the north -east side of Bishop. Hope your happy1