The City of Fortuna is currently in a Stage 2 water shortage and water use as indicated below is prohibited:
-The use of a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.
-The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculation system.
-Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or other exterior paved areas except by public agency for the purpose of public safety.
-Refrain from the cleaning of building exteriors, mobile homes, cars, boats, and, recreational vehicles unless the hose is equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle.
-Outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water except for Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
-The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.
-The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased.
-Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. The hotel or motel shall prominently display notice of this option in each bathroom using clear and easily understood language.
These regulations make an exception for circumstances where the action is necessary to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency.
Voluntary water conservation is requested of all customers including the specific voluntary measures below:
-Use water efficient indoor devices (faucet aerators, low flow toilets, water efficient washers, water efficient shower heads and water efficient sprinkler heads).
-Equip automatic commercial car washes with a water recycling system
-Install hose-end shutoff nozzles on all garden and utility hoses.
For more information about other prohibitions in the Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) you can find it on the City of Fortuna’s webpage at: http://www.friendlyfortuna.com/documentcenter/view/2069 or call the Public Works hotline at 725-1426