Opinion: State Water Restrictions Should Be a Wake-Up Call

In late March, Gov. Gavin Newsom called on local water agencies to implement more aggressive water conservation measures, and for the State Water Resources Control Board to look at banning irrigation of decorative grasses around commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Then, at the end of April, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency, requiring millions of people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week.

Poway Heads Into Level 2 Drought Restrictions

The Poway City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to move to Level 2 drought restrictions.

The decision follows an executive order in March by Gov. Gavin Newsom calling for increased water conservation after the driest first quarter in California’s history. The state is in the third year of significant drought.

Mission Springs Water District Prohibits Spray Irrigation During Daylight Hours Amid Drought

Mission Springs Water District implemented several water conservation measures on Wednesday, including a ban on outdoor water use for spray irrigation during daylight hours.

An emergency regulation approved by the State Water Resources Control Board last week requires urban water suppliers to implement their Level 2 demand reduction actions by June 10.

LADWP Water Restrictions Begin Tomorrow. Here’s What to Know

Starting Wednesday, June 1, new restrictions go into effect for millions of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers, including limiting outdoor watering.

The effects of the water conservation ordinance will vary a bit depending on what kind of sprinkler system you have.

If you have a standard sprinkler system, each cycle is limited to a maximum of eight minutes on your approved watering days.