The City Council has officially ended the “Level 1 Water Supply Watch Alert” in the city.
Returning Fountain Valley to its standard permanent water conservation was in response to Gov. Brown’s executive order, which declared an end to California’s drought state of emergency following a very wet winter that improved the state’s water supplies.
City officials caution, however, that the declared end of the drought does not mean the end of water conservation. Fountain Valley has had permanent water conservation requirements in place since 2009 to promote the efficient use of water in the city at all times.
These requirements include prohibiting outdoor watering between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., limiting watering to no more than 15 minutes per station per day, prohibiting water runoff from outdoor watering, prohibiting the washing down of hard or paved surfaces, and requiring leaks to be fixed within three days of notice, city officials said.
Additionally, the city will continue to prohibit outdoor watering during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall and will not water turf on public street medians in compliance with the governor’s and state Water Resources Control Board’s prohibitions against wasteful practices.
The biggest change is that watering days are no longer assigned, so customers can water on the days that are most convenient for them.
More information: Go to www.fountainvalley.org.