Los Angeles H2O Conservation Rules Still in Effect

Posted on June 1st, 2012 by in Blog, Featured, News, Water Conservation

LADWP Tweet - Water Conservation PSAAs temperatures begin to warm up, the LADWP wants to remind us that water conservation rules are still in effect for Los Angeles. Water use in the city has seen a small increase in the past year according to a recent LA Times article. It’s time to renew our efforts to conserve, and reduce our water use. Below is a quick reminder of the rules as they apply to the outdoor use of water.

The following sprinkler use restrictions apply:

  • Customers with odd-numbered street addresses – ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 – are allowed to use their sprinkler systems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Customers with even-numbered street addresses – ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 – are allowed to use their sprinkler systems on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Watering with sprinklers is limited to one cycle of up to 8 minutes per station per watering day for non-conserving nozzle sprinkler systems (typical residential system), or two 15-minute cycles per watering day for conserving nozzle sprinkler systems.
  • All outdoor watering is restricted to hours before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m., regardless of the watering day.
  • Street addresses ending in fractions are treated as whole numbers and observe the same restrictions as others on their same side of the street

Other prohibited outdoor water uses:

  • Watering of any hard surfaces such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas
  • Outdoor watering during periods of rain
  • Allowing runoff onto streets and gutters from excessive watering
  •  Allowing leaks from any pipe or fixture to go unrepaired
  • Washing vehicles without using a hose with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle

Watering by hand is allowed any day of the week before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Residents can be cited for not conserving. The first offense is a verbal warning. Subsequent violations can result in fines ranging from $100 to $600.

The LADWP has released a Water Conservation PSA. We’ve included the video below. For further information and a complete list of restrictions, please visit http://www.ladwp.com. For irrigation repair services contact us at (800) 339-2102 or by email at info @ wcgminc.com. For information on residential sprinkler repair service in the Orange County area visit OCsprinklerrepair.com. For commercial landscape and irrigation services visit West Coast Grounds Maintenance at wcgminc.com.

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