Drought Conservation

ca droughtCalifornia’s drought has reached epic proportions. Nearly 60 percent of the state is in exceptional drought – the most severe category – and farmers are depleting groundwater at record rates as wildfires break out north and west.

With this drought being one of the worst in the last 15 years, it is important that we do our part to conserve as much water as we can.

In an effort to conserve water, both the City of Long Beach and Los Angeles County has established designated watering times for residents to follow.

The Long Beach Water Department has asked that residents do outdoor watering on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays BEFORE 9 a.m. or AFTER 4 p.m.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has asked that residents with street addresses ending with an odd number – 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 – use their sprinkler systems (or water their lawn) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Residents with street addresses ending with an even number – 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 – are asked to use their sprinkler systems (or water their lawns) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Addresses ending in fractions are treated as whole numbers and observe the same day restrictions as others on their same side of the street (i.e. 4321 1/2 is regarded as 4321, an odd-numbered address).

For more information and tips for easy ways to reduce water use, please visit www.ladwp.com.

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