New rules, alas not by Bill Maher

Posted on | August 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

'Urban slobber' from street-side sprinkler run-off, 9.30am, Tuesday August 17, 2010 in front of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Photo: Emily Green

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a new lawn-watering ordinance, superseding the standing two-day-a-week sprinkler rule with a revision that allows lawn-watering on three days.

Designed to allay pressure on aging city pipes, the new rule will require Department of Water & Power customers whose street addresses end with an odd number to use lawn sprinklers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while Los Angeles residents with even-numbered addresses should water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

To keep reading the update in the Los Angeles Times, click here. For what Chance of Rain thinks about this, click here, and here. Then please rip out your lawn.


One Response to “New rules, alas not by Bill Maher”

  1. Sherri Akers
    August 19th, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    I am so disappointed in this! Maybe (if we are lucky) we won’t lose the progress we have made but we certainly won’t make more. I see a lot more run off and green lawns in our future.

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