Liberty Utilities Apple Valley Announces Revised Drought Restrictions


By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley) – Liberty Utilities Apple Valley (Liberty Utilities) announces revised drought restrictions that recognize our community’s tremendous conservation efforts and continues to encourage careful, efficient water use during the ongoing drought.

Effective immediately, the state-issued 24 percent conservation mandate assigned to local customers has been lifted. Customers are now asked to continue using water responsibly with the new goal of reducing water use by 10 percent, compared to 2013. Outdoor irrigation restrictions remain in place three days per week for residential customers and two days per week for commercial customers, as outlined in Stage One of Liberty Utilities’ Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Schedule 14.1).

“We are excited to share these revised drought restrictions and anticipate the community will welcome the water-use flexibility they provide,” said Liberty Utilities Apple Valley Vice President and General Manager Tony Penna. “We continue to advocate on behalf of our community, and believe this new strategy is appropriate given our customers’ conservation achievements and local supply reliability.”

“It is important to note that Governor Brown has not lifted the drought emergency. We live in a desert climate where we use more water than is naturally replenished each year. Continued wise water use will help create a more sustainable water supply,” said Penna.

Liberty Utilities reminds customers that the following water waste actions are prohibited in California, per Governor Brown’s Executive Order issued on May 9, 2016:

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways, and other hardscapes
  • Washing vehicles with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle
  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system
  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff, or within 48 hours following measurable precipitation
  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians

For additional information about conservation tips, rebates, and programs, customers are asked to visit the Apple Valley section of and click the “Conservation” tab, or by calling Liberty Utilities Apple Valley at 760-240-8329.

About Liberty Utilities

Liberty Utilities is a regulated water, natural gas, and electric transmission and distribution utility, delivering responsive and reliable essential services to over 560,000 customers across the United States. With a local approach to management, service, and support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy efficiency initiatives and programs for businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience, and an unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, and Texas. For more information, please visit

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