VACAVILLE — Mandatory 20-percent reductions in water use and landscaping irrigation restricted to four days week – with residents deciding which days – won approval Tuesday by the Vacaville City Council.
No fines or penalties will be assessed for four months to allow the city’s water conservation measures, including cutting city park watering by up to 50 percent, to reach the state-mandated 20-percent reduction.
Vacaville is now trending to reduce waste use by 15 percent from last year, Royce Cunningham, director of utilities, told the council.
The actions will not affect the general fund other than staff time to prepare the city’s compliance with the state-mandated 20 percent cut.
Vacaville city staff will return in December with a progress report on water conservation measures.
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