New Water Restrictions

New Water Restrictions

Laure Joliet
Aug 14, 2008

The Mayor announced some new water restrictions today that might compromise the state of your lawn (maybe it's time to consider removing it). Jump below for all the restrictions:

From KNBC:

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?

Don't have a lawn, but want to save water in the garden? Read up on 9 ways to save water in the garden.

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