LADWP announces new water restrictions

Tuesday morning will see an announcement about new and severe water restrictions that will soon be placed on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers.

The agency hasn’t provided much information about the plans it has to reduce water use by its more than 680,000 customers.

The LADWP is one six agencies located in drought-stricken California, scrambling for new rules. 

The Metropolitan Water District uses water from the Colorado River and the State Water Project to provide water to 19 million people, or 40% of the state’s population.

Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor, is expected to announce a new mandate with LADWP officials at 8:30 a.m.

Expect new watering regulations to be implemented starting June 1.

Other local agencies who will implement new mandates are the Calleguas Municipal Water District (Inland Empire Utilities Agency), Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (3 Valleys Municipal Water District), and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (2.

Las Virgenes MWD is a water provider serving approximately 75,000 customers. They have already told customers that they must limit water consumption to 80 gallons a days.

Customers who fail to comply will be warned initially, but eventually they can have restrictors put on their homes. These will reduce the water flow to a trickle.

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