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Los Angeles mayor seeks water restrictions, rate hike

Despite recent rain, the ongoing drought and dwindling water sources prompts Villaraigosa to seek drastic action. The DWP will vote on his proposal next week.

February 10, 2009|Phil Willon

Prohibits using water to clean, fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains or ponds unless the water is part of a recirculating system.

Restaurants cannot serve drinking water to people unless expressly requested.

Customers are required to repair leaking pipes and water fixtures in a timely manner.

Customers can wash cars only with hoses that have a self-closing water shut-off device.

Prohibits watering lawns and landscape when raining.

Prohibits watering lawns or landscape between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Customers can be fined if sprinklers allow excess water to flow onto sidewalks, driveways, streets or gutter.

Hotels and motels must give guests the choice not to have towels and linens laundered daily.

PHASE II adds:

Landscape irrigation allowed Monday, Thursday and Saturday only.

Using a hand-held hose to water lawns and landscape allowed any day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Landscape irrigation allowed Monday and Thursday only.

PHASE IV adds:

Landscape irrigation allowed Monday only.

Prohibits car washing at home.

Prohibits filling swimming pools and spas.

PHASE V adds:

No landscape irrigation.

PHASE VI adds:

The DWP board is authorized to implement additional prohibited uses of water based on the supply situation.

Source: Los Angeles DWP

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