Monday, July 27, 2009

Los Angeles residents have begun to achieve notable water savings

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power just reported that the June 2009 water demand was the lowest it has been in 32 years!

On June 1, the City of Los Angeles instituted mandatory water
conservation and implementing shortage year rates for all 680,000 water customers in the City of Los Angeles. This two-pronged approach is designed to spur greater water conservation, especially outdoors where between 30-40% of all water is used.

Mandatory water conservation now restricts sprinkler watering to Mondays and Thursdays only and includes other provisions to save water such as prohibiting hosing down driveways and sidewalks and requiring all leaks be fixed.

You can get tips on ways to conserve water and get information on the LADWP's rebates, including the newest Residential Turf Removal Program, by clicking here or by calling 1-800-DIAL DWP.