9/17/2007

Local Water Use Restrictions

The City of Long Beach has declared a water shortage and issued revisions to the municipal code concerning water use which ought to be of interest to all Southern California cities.

Record low rainfall and an 8-year drought in the Colorado River watershed, used by much of Southern California, along with other impacts such as a federal court Endangered Species Act ruling on August 31st, necessitated new rules for the City of Long Beach:

Washing driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, patios or other outdoor cemented or paved areas with a garden hose, unless it is attached to pressurized water broom;

Irrigating any landscape with potable water between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 pm;

Irrigating any landscape more than three days per week.


The City imports almost half of its water and states a water supply shortage is imminent without immediate conservation, and is mandating the use of water pressure devices on all hoses. Just click on the link above for complete information.

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