The Los Angeles City Council has approved changes to the City of Los Angeles’ Water Conservation Ordinance. Following approval by the City Council, the Ordinance just needs to be signed by the Mayor. If and when this happens the new rules will go into effect the following week.
Instead of the entire city being stuck watering on the same limited days, the week is getting split in half. This new plan is partially a result of last summer’s epidemic of water main breaks.
If your address ends with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) you may water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before 9:00 am or after 4:00 pm.
If your address ends with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 ) you may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays before 9:00 am or after 4:00 pm.
If your address has a fraction, use the last full number. For example, 1234 ½ ends with a 4 and is considered an even numbered address.
Different types of sprinklers will be subject to different time limits. Spray head sprinklers and bubblers (non conserving models) are limited to 8 minutes per cycle and one cycle per day per area. Rotors and multi-stream rotary heads are limited to 15 minutes per cycle and up to two cycles per day per area.
Hand-watering using garden hoses fitted with shut-off nozzle devices is allowed any day of the week before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. This does not include watering your driveway!
Not sure what type of sprinkler you have? Check out the pictures and descriptions on Clemson.
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