Here in California, we ARE in a drought and we DO still have a water shortage. We are required by law to conserve water. Some people are unaware of the regulations, and as we approach the warm season it’s a good idea to take a look at what we can each do to contribute toward a better environment.
If you live in Los Angeles the LADWP has a new website. It is helpful but not that easy to navigate. I called in to get help. If you go to the white search bar on the top right of the home page and type in the words “water ordinance” it will take you to a search page. And from there you can find all kinds of helpful information. If you click on “Water Today” you can find out the watering days for your home, depending on which side of the street you are on. Run sprinklers for only 8 minutes max per station before 9am and after 4pm only.
Do you have a neighbor that is watering the street? The DWP Drought Busters can give them a alert to the problem with warning to correct the problem. If it is not corrected there are fines that are applicable.
Also keep in mind that is not permitted to water any hard surface such as sidewalks and driveways, or to wash a car without a self-closing nozzle. If you have any tips and tricks on saving water, please share with us in the comments below!