6/29/2022 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE 062922-01
Subject :


Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency Declared in Mountain View
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer
650-903-6615
Lenka.Wright@mountainview.gov

Mandatory water conservation measures now being implemented including restricting outdoor irrigation to two days

Mountain View, Calif. — At its Tuesday, June 28 meeting, the Mountain View City Council declared a Stage 2 water shortage emergency condition to further increase water conservation in response to California entering a third year of dry conditions.

Under a Stage 2 water shortage, customers are assigned specific irrigation days based on their street address. The two-day irrigation schedule is, as follows:

  • Even addresses – Irrigation allowed Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Odd addresses – Irrigation allowed Mondays and Thursdays.

Other Stage 2 water use restrictions now in effect include:

  • Washing paved or hard surfaces is prohibited, except by bucket or for health and safety.
  • At-home vehicle washing is prohibited, except by bucket.
  • Filling decorative water features is prohibited, except to sustain aquatic life.
  • Hotels must offer guests the option to reuse sheets and towels.
  • Time allowed to repair leaks is five days.

The City receives approximately 84% of its total water supply from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 10% from Valley Water, 4% from the Regional Water Quality Control Plant in Palo Alto, and 2% from local groundwater wells.

Mountain View has been under a Stage 1 water shortage emergency condition since Nov. 9, 2021.

For more information about Stage 2 water use restrictions, visit MountainView.gov/Drought. For questions, call the Water Conservation Hotline at 650-903-6216.

About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 83,864. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA’s Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.

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