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April 5, 1990
The City Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution asking residents to cut down on water usage by 10% to help offset a prolonged statewide drought. But the measure is only voluntary, at a time when some Southland water officials are urging counties and cities to adopt mandatory water conservation plans.
October 24, 1991
Responding to strong conservation by residents and businesses, the Lakewood City Council has repealed the city's mandatory water conservation program. The decision Tuesday night took effect immediately. The 58,000 residents and 1,000 business and industrial customers served by the municipal water system have cut water use by 28% since the city's mandatory program took effect last March, said Jim Glancy, Lakewood's water superintendent.
April 7, 1990 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura County is holding its first water-efficient landscaping contest to publicize the need for water conservation. The Ventura County Water Conservation Program will accept landscape entries that are compatible with the semiarid climate and are water-efficient, said Deborah Weinstock, water conservation assistant. The judging categories will be irrigation practice, water management, plant selection and culture, lawn type and size, overall water efficiency and landscape design and aesthetics.
November 20, 1988
While the rest of us must content ourselves with 6-gallon-per-minute powerless shower heads as mandated by the Department of Water and Power, will our local rich and famous be allowed to install the water-hungry, multiple-head shower arrangements described in the article? FLORENCE R. ELKES Sherman Oaks
July 7, 1988
The City Council has decided in favor of voluntary rather than mandatory water conservation measures to reduce water use by 10%. Because of lower than normal rainfall and snow-melt runoff, the Metropolitan Water District, which provides water for many cities including Beverly Hills, has encouraged water conservation. Through a public information campaign of advertisements and water conservation kits, residents will be asked to: Reduce personal water use by 10% of the amount used last year.
April 19, 1991 | ERIK HAMILTON
The City Council this week implemented the first phase of the city's five-part emergency water conservation ordinance. Phase One, effective April 25, is a voluntary measure aimed at reducing water use by 10%. It asks residents to cease hosing down driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or other paved surfaces, recommends restrictions on vehicle washing and requests that restaurants serve water only on request.
March 26, 1992
The city has 1,000 free water conservation kits that officials plan to distribute to low- and middle-income households to help promote conservation, officials said. In addition, the City Council on Tuesday approved a recommendation that water and community development personnel help install new shower heads and water displacement bags in toilet tanks.
May 24, 1990
City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores on Wednesday proposed a 10-point plan for long-term water conservation in Los Angeles, even as she labled Mayor Tom Bradley's proposal for mandatory water rationing this year as "premature." The councilwoman--who chairs the council's Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources Committee--said most of the attention given to water recently has involved stop-gap measures such as Bradley's water rationing proposal.
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