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