Fountain Valley is doing many things to reduce water use on public property, such as using recycled water to irrigate landscapes, reducing irrigation run times, and replacing turf and other ornamentals with drought tolerant landscapes. The City stopped watering ornamental turf on public street medians as mandated by the State several years ago and is exploring drought tolerant alternatives. Fountain Valley also continues its outreach to the public regarding water conservation and available incentives for customers to install water efficient devices.
In response to the State's ban on the use of potable water to irrigate non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional sites, the City has also stopped irrigating the areas of non-functional turf identified at City Hall, the Senior Center, Fire Station No. 2, the City Yard and Well #8.
Please note that the Fountain Valley Sports Park is irrigated with recycled water that is not subject to the City's permanent water restrictions.