How is Fountain Valley doing its part?

Fountain Valley is doing many things to reduce water use on public property, such as using recycled water to irrigate landscapes, reducing irrigation run times, and replacing turf and other ornamentals with drought tolerant landscapes. The City stopped watering ornamental turf on public street medians as mandated by the State several years ago and is exploring drought tolerant alternatives. Fountain Valley also continue its outreach to the public regarding water conservation and available incentives for customers to install water efficient devices.

In response to the Level 2 Water Restrictions, the City is restricting its outdoor watering to 3 days a week (as assigned on Monday, Wednesday & Friday) at all of the City's properties, facilities, parks, right-of-ways, etc. The City has also stopped irrigating the areas of non-functional turf identified at City Hall, the Senior Center, Fire Station No. 2, the City Yard and Well #8.

Please note that the Fountain Valley Sports Park is irrigated with recycled water that is not subject to the Level 2 and permanent water restrictions.

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1. What are the City's water restrictions, and how do they apply to me?
2. When did the restrictions go into effect?
3. How is the 11-20% reduction in water usage measured?
4. What are the specific watering requirements for outdoor landscaping?
5. How can I monitor my water usage?
6. How will the water restrictions be enforced?
7. Do the water restrictions apply to the use of recycled water for irrigation purposes?
8. What is non-functional turf?
9. What are commercial, industrial and institutional sites?
10. What is potable water?
11. How is Fountain Valley doing its part?
12. How are the time frames for each day determined?
13. Can I hand water between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.?
14. What does no more than 15 minutes per station per day mean?
15. What if 15 minutes per station per day is too much?
16. If 3 days per week at 15 minutes per station = 45 minutes, can I spread my 45 minutes over more days in smaller increments?
17. How can I prevent runoff?
18. What resources are available to help me reduce my water use?
19. Watering of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited. What is a public street median?
20. Do drip irrigation systems have the same restrictions?
21. How are soaker hoses treated?
22. Can I use water that I capture in a bucket in the shower while the water is warming up or water I used for cooking vegetables to water my plants?
23. Is the City encouraging gray water systems?
24. Why are they watering during the day at Mile Square Park?
25. How do I report water waste?