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City restricts lawn watering to Mondays and Thursdays

April 21, 2009 | 10:03 pm

The Associated Press is reporting new restrictions on lawn watering in Los Angeles. Here's the story:

A new water conservation plan in Los Angeles will restrict lawn watering to Mondays and Thursdays.
The City Council approved the plan Tuesday amid a statewide water shortage that enters its third summer.

The new rule goes into effect June 1 and adds to restrictions of no watering between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The council has already revised water rates to penalize Angelenos who use too much water.

The Metropolitan Water District predicts regional water supplies will drop about 20% this year, and it voted last week to reduce water deliveries to its member agencies for the first time since 1991.