Vacaville OK’s 20-percent reduction in water use

By From page A8 | August 27, 2014

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.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • Tax PayerAugust 27, 2014 - 5:27 am

    Good December, hopefully raining by then. Until then I will water my lawn each day. This is nothing more than more government controlling our lives and property. Why not address the big users? Busch plant in Fairfield! Cut down the sud making!

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  • Do it or else...August 27, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Sorry, but if I have the money to pay for it, I'm going to use what I want. Don't penalize me for your (refering to the city) shortcomings. After all, you didn't have to bow to the feds when they told you twice to upgrade the sewage system and burden the rate payers. Where's our water rights?

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  • Time For TruthAugust 27, 2014 - 7:28 am

    Seems like an obvious way to cut water use in Vacaville is to stop building new houses. There... problem solved. Oh no? Is that because the real problem isn't about water but about the City having more control of the residents... maybe making a bit of revenue from violators. Taxation by citation, perhaps?

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