The 11-20% reduction is measured by comparing the monthly water consumption for Fountain Valley to the same time period in the previous year. The City's water consumption is the amount of water the City produces/purchases and delivers to the community.
This reduction is a community effort and will not be enforced at the individual water customer level. Fountain Valley water customers developed good habits during the previous drought and have continued to follow the City's permanent water conservation requirements. Since over 50% of water is used outdoors, the Level 2 Restrictions focus on limiting outdoor water use as an effective means of reducing the community's overall water usage.