January 2010

Volume 19, Number 1

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L.A. Water Consumption Significantly Reduced

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After five months of mandatory water rationing in Los Angeles, the city is reporting a considerable reduction in water consumption.

The rationing, which was imposed over the summer of 2009 as part of a water conservation ordinance, limits hand-watering and automatic sprinkler use, requires shut-off nozzles to be used when hose-washing cars, and prohibits runoff into streets and gutters.

According to the Department of Water and Power, L.A. has cut its water consumption by 23% for single-family homes, 29% for government buildings, 15% for commercial customers, and 12% for multi-dwelling residential facilities. Overall water consumption decreased by 18.4% to the lowest level in 18 years.

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January 1, 2010