Council To Review Irrigation Schedule
The Visalia City Council is set to receive a staff report at the Monday, August 7th meeting on the City's irrigation schedule.
Currently, irrigation is permitted two times a week from March through November. At the last Council meeting, Vice Mayor Link noted that several communities in the Valley, including Fresno, Clovis and Tulare, allow irrigation three times a week during the warmest months and Council voted to discuss whether to do the same for Visalia citizens.
City staff will present an agenda item addressing the request, how it relates to the ordinance, the potential impact on water usage and other pertinent topics.
The report will include, but not be limited to, input from California Water Service, which delivers water in Visalia, about water use in Visalia and trends in groundwater level and a survey of irrigation frequency policies in other Valley communities.
Currently, the City is in Stage 2 of the City's Water Conservation Ordinance, which allows landscape watering two times per week (according to address and certain times of the day) during the warmer months.
The City Council August 7th meeting agenda will be finalized and posted Friday, August 4th.