Council adopted a resolution at the July 18, 2017 meeting ending the Level 1
Water Supply Watch Alert and returning the City to its standard Permanent Water
Conservation Requirements (FVMC
14.18.040), effective July 19, 2017. This action was in response to Governor
Brown’s Executive Order B-40-17 which declared an end to California’s drought
state of emergency after a very wet winter that improved the State’s water
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 3 days of notice. In addition,
the City will continue to prohibit outdoor watering during and within 48 hours
after measureable rainfall and not water turf on public street medians in
compliance with the Governor’s and State Water Resources Control Board’s
prohibitions against wasteful practices. Click here for water restriction details.
big change is that watering days are no longer assigned, so customers can water
on the days that are most convenient for them.
However, the City encourages everyone to “Make Conservation a California
Way of Life” by continuing the water-wise practices they adopted during the
drought that reduced the City’s water use by over 20%, including limiting
watering to no more than 3 days a week.