To reduce nonessential water use during the drought, the State prohibited the use of potable water on medians containing ornamental turf. The prohibition has become permanent. To address this, staff has been preparing plans to reconstruct the medians on First Street, Irvine Boulevard/Fourth Street, and Newport Avenue. On August 1, 2017, the City Council approved plans and specifications for this project. Bids for the project are due in September and we expect construction to begin in November. The medians will be demolished and reconstructed to meet current City standards. Then decorative pavers/hardscapes, new drip irrigation systems and drought tolerant plant material will be installed.
If you would like additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at (714) 573-3150.