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Geysers and Main Breaks Prompt New Lawn-Watering Rule Proposal

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The DWP is now proposing a new watering system, one meant to replace the water conservation plan that apparently caused last summer's wave of main breaks. The system is all based on your address and it's a proposal that feels vaguely European. Let's inspect.Via the Daily News:

"The Los Angeles Water and Power Commission voted to allow residents with odd-numbered addresses to run their sprinklers on Mondays and Thursdays, while residents at even-numbered addresses could irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The City Council would have to approve the plan before it takes effect." Oh, and what if your address ends in a fraction? "Under the ordinance sent forward Tuesday, residents whose addresses end in fractions would follow the odd-even rules for the last whole number." And there are possibly more changes coming: "If the DWP eases restrictions and permits watering three days a week, odd-numbered addresses would add Saturdays and even-numbered addresses would add Sundays. If a new cutback is ordered, odd numbers would water only on Mondays, even numbers only on Tuesdays." As the LA Times points out, the current water rationing system allows for watering on Mondays and Thursdays for 15 minutes or less.
· DWP alters conservation schedule to ease pressure on system [Daily News]
· DWP urges change to lawn-watering rules to ease strain on aging pipes [LA Times]