On December 9, 2021 the Alameda County Water District (“District”) declared a Water Shortage Emergency and adopted Water Use Regulations, Restrictions and Guidelines ("Ordinance") for the water shortage emergency. The Ordinance applies to all water use in the District including water from the ACWD distribution system and to all wells, public and private, within the District’s service boundary. An exception to the use restrictions as set forth in Section 4(a) of the Ordinance must demonstrate a critical need, and that without an exception undue hardship will result and/or health and safety will be compromised.
CONDITIONS TO GRANT AN EXCEPTION FROM RESTRICTIONS
Exceptions are considered on the basis of Section 6 of the Ordinance. Criteria for review of exceptions include the following which apply to both Residential and Non‐residential customers:
Please check the appropriate box to indicate the grounds for which you believe an Exception should be granted. Specify reasons below to support your request.
Describe in detail the exception you are requesting. Please provide clear and specific details about your exception including an estimate of any additional water usage that may result from the request. Details must include: Dates and/or time periods for water usage and estimated duration and quantity of water use. Please carefully review the Ordinance before you make this request, as there are already some exceptions in the ordinance for certain types of water use. Please also provide any offsets or mitigations for additional water use.
Describe the reason for the exception request. Note: The reason for an exception to the use restrictions in the Ordinance must demonstrate a critical need, and that without an exception undue hardship will result and/or health and safety will be compromised. Include any supporting documentation to support your request.
Please include any supporting documentation to support your request
If this exception is granted, I agree to:
By submitting this application request, I represent that the statements made and information provided with this application are true and correct. If it is determined that information included in this application is not true and correct, I understand and agree that the District will deny the application or rescind the grant of an exception.
Your application will be reviewed and, if deemed complete, you will be notified regarding the status your application within 10 business days. You will have 15 business days to appeal a denied Exception or to appeal an approved Exception with conditions. Additional supporting documents may be required to review your request. If approved, the exception will expire within the time period specified by the District or one year from the date of the application, whichever occurs first. It is up to the applicant to submit another request to extend an exception, if needed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call ACWD's Water Conservation Hotline at 510-668-4218.
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