DWP customers in L.A. face two-day-a-week water restrictions, with eight minute limit

As California drought worsens, the DWP in Los Angeles will limit outdoor watering to two days a week, with watering capped at eight minutes per station.

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root_fifth_octave
root_fifth_octave
329 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I am but a serf, without a blade of grass to mine name. Take it up with the fucking lords of land.

FlynnLivesTron
FlynnLivesTron
252 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Or go after the real problem. Bottlers and agriculture. Someone’s lawn isn’t the real issue here. And are these restrictions also going to be placed on golf courses? City parks? Dodger stadium?

101x405
101x405
139 · 9 days ago · Reddit

if its that important government should just hand out 0% interest loans up to 10k on top of the tax rebate for switching out lawns to xeriscape or drought tolerant.

Confident_Economy_85
Confident_Economy_85
107 · 9 days ago · Reddit

My neighbors don’t care. I still get flak from them due to my lawn starting to turn yellow due to lack of watering. I’m going to end up with desert landscaping eventually, but in the meantime I’m getting hit with HOA fees for not keeping my lawn green

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PLEASE_DONT_HIT_ME
90 · 9 days ago · Reddit

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Mark7A
Mark7A
70 · 9 days ago · Reddit

We need to have a bingo card for posts of this ilk...

Almonds goes in the center
Golf Course
Alfalfa
Desert
Lawns
Nestle
Cattle
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PimpRobot818
PimpRobot818
29 · 9 days ago · Reddit
pineAPPLE_SHAMPOO
pineAPPLE_SHAMPOO
19 · 9 days ago · Reddit

How are they gonna monitor this? They’re not. They’ve done this before. No one cares if u water your lawn between 9am-4pm.

Pocchari_Kevin
Pocchari_Kevin
16 · 9 days ago · Reddit

It’s insane that big agriculture (yes billionaires running them not small time farmers) are allowed to waste water on almonds and alfalfa (which are illegal to grow in Saudi Arabia where we sell them to).

Then have the balls to not make it a priority when we’re in droughts.

sohrobby
sohrobby
10 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I don’t know who in their right mind thinks it’s ok to have a lawn in California when we’re in the middle of a multi-decade mega drought. High past time to get everyone on drought tolerant landscaping or artificial turf. And what about these golf courses? What’s their skin in the game?

noforgayjesus
noforgayjesus
10 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I see giant SOD farms out there watering giant fields of grass all the time. Is there even a purpose to this?

Puppybrother
Puppybrother
10 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I just moved here from Portland (sorry) and on my drive down the amount of crazy intense propaganda signs put up on the highway about fucking almonds of all things had me so confused. These farmers are really something huh 🫣

rudenavigator
rudenavigator
9 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Trees won’t grow on 8 min of water 2x a week. This will kill the canopies we need for local cooling efforts.

kidkahle
kidkahle
8 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Meanwhile they’re draining the entire Santa Ynez reservoir today in the Palisades for maintenance. So dumb.

Watched probably a million gallons of water go into the ocean over the last couple of days.

ball00nanimal
ball00nanimal
6 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Holla at your local landscape designers and architects for advice!

EvilMrMe
EvilMrMe
5 · 9 days ago · Reddit

“watering capped at only eight minutes (or 15 minutes for sprinklers with water-conserving nozzles)” that’s twice a week.

With sprinkler systems having multiple zones how does this work. For example I have a front yard and a backyard. Should I configure the sprinkler to water both at the same time within the 15 minutes? Or is it 15 mins per zone.

Looking at these “restrictions” they don’t seem very restrictive. I have a smart sprinkler controller with water conserving nozzles. With my current watering schedule I could more than triple my water use within these restrictions.