Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LADWP announced new water restrictions Tuesday amid a worsening drought.
After a year of pandemic restrictions, Californians ignored Governor Newsom’s plea last summer to reduce water use by 15 percent.
With Californians not voluntarily reducing water use, Democrat Garcetti is imposing new water restrictions on 4 million residents.
Beginning June 1, outdoor watering will be limited to 2 days a week and sprinklers will be limited to 8 minutes per stop.
The following is a description of LADWP:
Violators will be subject to heavy fines.
LADWP requires residents to voluntarily reduce water use by 7 gallons per day or reduce shower time by 4 minutes.
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Other parts of Southern California have stricter water restrictions.
Last month, the Metropolitan Water District board declared an emergency water shortage and ordered Southern California residents to limit outdoor watering to one day a week.
These restrictions will take effect on June 1.
Cities and water providers that take water from the agency face hefty fines if they don’t comply and exceed monthly water limits.