Why should I be fined when I see the City watering all the time?
City parks serve an important role, especially during drought conditions when residents are asked to let their lawns go. Parks provide places to host parties and weddings, play sports, recreate and relax. Community events such as fundraising runs, concerts in the park, holiday celebrations and festivals are also held in parks.

While the City is committed to maintaining parks, we also have a commitment to reducing water consumption in our facilities. Since June 2015, the City has reduced water use at parks and facilities by 45% and in landscape maintenance districts by 67%.

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1. Why did I receive a Custom Water Report and what does it mean?
2. What does “Estimated 2015-16 Water Target” mean? If I go over this target, will I be charged? Will my water be shut off?
3. Why is my conservation target the same amount as I used in 2013?
4. I moved here after 2013; what will my target be based on?
5. What if I have more/less people in my household since 2013? Will my estimated target be different?
6. If Poway is fined $10,000 a day for not conserving 32%, how much will I be charged?
7. Why is the City raising water and sewer rates even though residents are conserving?
8. Why aren’t higher water users charged more for water?
9. Why should I be fined when I see the City watering all the time?
10. My street’s average is really high; can you make my neighbors lower their usage? Why should I conserve when they’re not?
11. What is the City’s plan if they continue to not meet the goal? Will there be further restrictions?
12. Why is the lowest water target 22 units?
13. What if I have a pool/spa?
14. Are there any rebates to help reduce my usage?
15. Will El Niño end the drought?