City Council President John Ferraro on Tuesday said "there is a strong possibility" that Los Angeles will resort to water rationing this summer in the face of a projected 12% shortfall in water supplies.
But Ferraro, following a council committee hearing on the Department of Water and Power's projections, said he does not believe that strict enforcement methods are necessary or cost-effective in saving water.
"The people have responded in the past and they will again" answer the call to reduce water usage and honor rationing levels, Ferraro said. "We can't expect the police . . . to check on every leaky water faucet," he said.