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City Lifts Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency Condition

Post Date:05/24/2023 4:05 p.m.

Outdoor watering schedule removed; responsible water use encouraged 

At the Tuesday, May 23 meeting, the City Council rescinded the Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency Condition for Mountain View.

The Council’s action lifts the most restrictive water conservation measures, including no longer limiting outdoor irrigation to two days per week citywide. The Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency Condition had been in effect since June 28, 2022.

As of April 2023, water supply conditions have improved significantly with the statewide snowpack exceeding 250% and many reservoirs reaching historic high levels. The Governor and the City’s regional partners, including San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Valley Water, updated their drought response actions as well, leading to the City now reinstating normal water supply conditions.

The City, residents and businesses saved 677 million gallons of potable water since the drought was initially declared in Santa Clara County on June 15, 2021.

Although this most recent water shortage emergency is officially over, the City continues to support long-term water use efficiency efforts.

For more information, visit the Water Conservation webpage.

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