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When Sprinklers are Used to Change: L.A.'s Water Conservation Ordinance Heads to Mayor

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The L.A. City Council today approved changes to the city's water conservation ordinance that limits when lawn watering can take place. The revision comes in light of a report that concluded current conservation efforts caused a series of water main breaks last year.

The rules should be easy to follow, but they do need some explanation. Via the LADWP:

Under the revised Ordinance, customers whose street addresses end with an odd number - 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 - will be permitted to use their sprinkler systems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Customers whose addresses end in even numbers - 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 - will be permitted to do so on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Addresses ending in fractions will be treated as whole numbers and observe the same day restrictions as others on their same side of the street, (ie: 4321 ½ is regarded as 4321, an odd-numbered address.)