The City of Fountain Valley Water Department wants to thank all of our customers for heeding the State’s call for all Californians to make conservation a way of life. Even before the City’s Level 2 Water Supply Shortage restrictions took effect on July 1, 2022, our customers took action and reduced their water use.
As a community, Fountain Valley reduced its potable water usage in June and July 2022 by over 10% when compared to the same months in 2021. That’s a combined savings of 186.5 acre feet (over 60.7 million gallons) of water compared to last year. We’re off to a great start, so let’s keep up the good work!
The City of Fountain Valley is committed to doing its part to save water. Watering at all City properties, facilities, parks, and right-of-ways has been cut back to 3 days a week on the assigned schedule. The City has also stopped watering areas of non-functional turf identified at City Hall, the Senior Center, Fire Station No. 2, the City Yard, and Well #8, and will look for opportunities to convert these areas to drought tolerant landscaping in the future.
Please continue to do your part by limiting your outdoor watering to 3 days a week, as scheduled, not watering during the warmest part of the day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and watering for less than 15 minutes per station per day. You are also encouraged to learn more about your water use by using the Water Usage Customer Portal to track your usage. You’ll be surprised how much water is used to irrigate your outdoor landscaping compared to taking a shower, washing your clothes, or running the dishwasher.
To learn more about the City’s current water restrictions and available water efficiency rebates, visit the City’s website at www.fountainvalley.org.
Please note that Level 2 and permanent water conservation measures do not apply to the use of recycled water. The Fountain Valley Sports Park, Mile Square Park, David L. Baker Golf Course, Mile Square Golf Course, Green Valley Park, Hyundai Motor America, and areas along the Santa Ana River Trail utilize recycled water for landscape irrigation purposes and are not subject to the watering restrictions.