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L.A. Water Use Down 18.4%, Says LADWP

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Water & Power officials today announced the successful results of the first five months of water conservation efforts in Los Angeles. Since the inception of new water-use laws in June, 17.6 billion gallons, or 18.4%, of water has been saved. Here's how the customer-type break down in terms of water savings:

  • Single-Family Residential: 23.2%
  • Multi-Family Residential: 11.7%
  • Commercial: 15.2%
  • Industrial: 2.9%
  • Governmental: 28.8%

The LADWP further emphasizes (brags) in a press release that within the government category, the city of Los Angeles buildings dropped 31.1%.
In June, mandatory water conservation laws went into effect. The main law dictates that outdoor watering is restricted to Mondays and Thursdays and not between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.