What are the City's water restrictions, and how do they apply to me?

City Council adopted a resolution at their July 18, 2017, meeting ending the Level 1 Water Supply Watch Alert and returning the City to its standard Permanent Water Conservation Requirements, effective July 19, 2017. Fountain Valley has had permanent water conservation requirements in place since 2009 to promote the efficient use of water and reduce or eliminate water waste in the City. These requirements are in effect at all times and additional requirements may be implemented in response to water shortages. All water customers are required to comply with the water conservation requirements. For more information, visit

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 will the water restrictions be enforced?
4. How is Fountain Valley doing its part?
5. What are the specific watering requirements for outdoor landscaping?
6. Can I hand water between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.?
7. What does no more than 15 minutes per station per day mean?
8. What if 15 minutes per station per day is too much?
9. How can I prevent runoff?
10. Watering of turf medians is prohibited. What is a turf median?
11. What resources are available to help me reduce my water use?
12. Do drip irrigation systems have the same restrictions?
13. How are soaker hoses treated?
14. 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?
15. Is the City encouraging gray water systems?
16. Why are they watering during the day at Mile Square Park?