Starting Saturday, the City of Madera will enter Stage II of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan, and residents who refuse to comply with restricted watering days and other measures could pay fines or have their taps shut off.
The move to Stage II was approved by the Madera City Council this month after a statewide drought proclamation by Gov. Jerry Brown and continued fears over emptying reservoirs and fallowed agricultural land.
In Stage II, city residents with odd-number addresses can water their land on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. Even-numbered addresses can water on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday during that same time period.
No outside irrigation is allowed on Mondays or between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for any citizen...