Residents are prohibited from watering their lawns between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and watering is limited to 15 minutes a day.
Residents are also prohibited from using a hose to wash off paved surfaces and must use a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle when washing their cars.
Residential DWP customers who violate the rules will be fined $100, which is double the old fine of $50 for a first-time offense. The fine for businesses that violate the rules quadrupled to $200. Repeat residential offenders can be fined up to $300 and commercial customers up to $600.
The new city law also prohibits restaurants from serving water unless customers ask for it, and requires hotels and motels to give guests the option of re-using towels and linens.
Since we don't have a lawn, we don't wash our car at home and we don't typically hose anything down to clean it (we use a broom) this doesn't affect us much. Does it affect you? Will you have to change your ways to meet these new restrictions?
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