What if 15 minutes per station per day is too much?

Outdoor watering is limited to a maximum of 15 minutes per station per day. For most irrigable areas and most irrigation systems, 15 minutes is too long and will result in runoff which is prohibited. The time frame was put in place to not only accommodate residential users, but also larger commercial and recreational areas that may need longer to cycle through each station. The combination of 15 minutes per station and no runoff should be self-limiting. If someone can water 15 minutes without creating runoff then they can do that. If runoff is created at 5 minutes, then that is the end of the watering time for that station.

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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?