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Switch that Sprinkler Schedule: New Water Conservation Ordinance Goes into Effect Today

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week signed an amended water ordinance for Los Angeles, meaning it now is in effect. Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Customers who water lawns must now adhere to new rules.

Customers with a street address that end in an odd number - 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 - can use their sprinkler systems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Customers with a address that end in even numbers - 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 - can do so on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Those with addresses that ends with a fraction treat the address as a whole number. For example, 4553 ½ is treated as 4553, adhering to odd number days.