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72,000 Gallons of Water a Day Wasted for 10 Days Wasted

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It's been ten days since a broken fire hydrant in the Winnetka neighborhood of the Valley has had water flowing (not spraying) out of it and it may take another week to fix, finds the Daily News. This comes a week after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a tougher stance on water waste, promising more enforcement and rules. "We certainly appreciate the value of the water and the concern that we have to conserve all the water supplied to us," said Martin Adams, DWP director of water operations, to the paper. "The fact of life is, we have an aging infrastructure."