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Set Your Clocks: Time to Spring Forward (and Save Water!)

In Los Angeles when we Spring Forward for Daylight Savings Time 2009 we need to remind ourselves to conserve water
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Say goodbye to that bonus hour you picked up back in the fall--overnight tonight we've got to set our clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Savings Time. You can also use this as an opportunity to do a six-month check-up around your place to be sure your smoke alarms are properly powered, and that you've got fresh water for the household (and your pets) in case of an emergency. Speaking of water, the LA DWP wants to remind you to adjust the timers on your automatic sprinklers and to take a second to think of ways you can conserve water in the coming months:

"The change in time provides a reminder for all of us to review our energy and water routines at home and at work," said LADWP Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Nahai. "Particularly now, in this time of statewide drought, we must be particularly vigilant about our water consumption and look for ways to conserve."

Heck, yeah, you'd best conserve! Thanks to the drought Californians are going to "Spring forward" to tighter usage policies and pricing, including limits on outdoor watering days.