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DP city logoBy Andrea Swayne

The city has restricted the use of recycled water irrigation of parks so that it may only be done during hours of darkness—10 p.m. to 6 a.m.—as an added response to the ongoing drought, city officials said.

According to Kevin Evans, community services and parks director, although many of the city’s parks are irrigated with recycled water, in order to comply with the South Coast Water District’s (and the state’s) mandated 25 percent water use reduction, the city has hired contractors to irrigate some of its parks with water trucks carrying reclaimed water.

“The current drought restrictions do not apply to reclaimed water, so the city is able to keep these parks alive by bringing in reclaimed water via water trucks,” Evans said in an email. “The only restriction is that watering with reclaimed water can only occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.”

“The City of Dana Point is working with our contractors to minimize the noise and impact to our residents,” Evans said. “This is a temporary measure to get us through the summer and hopefully to the El Niño winter that has been forecasted.”

For more information, contact Evans at 949.248.3532.

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