The Marin Water Board of Directors has removed some customer water-use limits and associated penalties, citing “significant winter rainfall” that has replenished local reservoirs.

The restriction repeal affects single-family and dedicated irrigation meter customers in Marin County only.

Plentiful rainfall in October and December accumulated over 74,000 acre-feet by this month, or 95 percent of total storage capacity, according to Marin Water.

The board had previously imposed water-saving restrictions on Dec. 1 after reservoirs had reached historic low levels beginning in the summer. Had the restrictions remained in effect, customers who exceeded established limits would have been penalized starting Feb. 1.

Other water use restrictions remain in place, such as swimming pool-filling and irrigation limits, but will be reviewed by the board at its Feb. 1 meeting, according to Marin Water.

Before the recent rain, the district’s reservoirs had been projected to reach “dire conditions” by this summer unless “drastic improvements” to the water supply were undertaken, such as mandatory residential water use limits, Marin Water officials said.

People can visit the agency’s website for more information and updates.

Katy St. Clair got her start in journalism by working in the classifieds department at the East Bay Express during the height of alt weeklies, then sweet talked her way into becoming staff writer, submissions editor, and music editor. She has been a columnist in the East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Examiner. Starting in 2015, she begrudgingly scaled the inverted pyramid at dailies such as the Vallejo Times-Herald, The Vacaville Reporter, and the Daily Republic. She has her own independent news site and blog that covers the delightfully dysfunctional town of Vallejo, California, where she also collaborates with the investigative team at Open Vallejo. A passionate advocate for people with developmental disabilities, she serves on both the Board of the Arc of Solano and the Arc of California. She lives in Vallejo.