New Lawn Watering Schedule for Los Angeles

Date August 30, 2010

If your lawn is looking a little undernourished, you will be pleased (as I was!) to hear that you can now water your lawn three days a week! The City’s lawn watering restrictions – has changed from two to three days a week in an effort to make it easier for residents to keep their lawns green, conserve more water, and reduce stress on our aging water infrastructure.

The motion changed the Department of Water and Power (DWP) Water Conservation Ordinance lawn irrigation restrictions from two days per week for 15 minutes per day, to three days per week for 8 minutes per day, before 9:00 am and after 4:00 pm.

Under the new rules, odd-numbered addresses can water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while even numbered homes and businesses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Addresses ending in a fraction should follow the schedule for the last whole number on the address.

Hand watering with a garden hose is still allowed without time limits as long as it is before 9:00 am and after 4:00 pm, in order to minimize evaporation.

The new rules will reduce watering from 30 to 24 minutes per property per week and reduce the stress on our aging water infrastructure.

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** August 2014 Update: Homeowners can now apply for a rebate with DWP to have your turf removed and replace with drought-tolerant plants. 

Effective May 14, 2014, the single family residential program provides $3.00 per square foot of healthy, green grass removed and converted to drought tolerant landscaping. MCCU offers a variety of lending solutions to help you if you decide to take advantage of this program. If you have equity in your home, our low-rate Home Equity Line of Credit Loan is the perfect loan for you. Or, you can apply for a low-rate credit card or personal loan! You can always call us at 818-993-6328 for more information or apply online!

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