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

Subject :

Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency Declared in Mountain View
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

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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