This Wednesday, the showers at most California state beaches will be shut off on account of drought, but they'll stay on in Los Angeles. The state owns Dockweiler and Will Rogers beaches, but they're managed by LA County's Department of Beaches and Harbor, which is free to ignore the mandate from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, reports the Daily Breeze. A rep for department says showers just aren't a big enough water waster: "Our showers automatically shut off, they have low-flow heads, there's no hot water, so it's not inviting to do anything more than rinse off." They're much more worried about sinks and irrigation systems for beach plants; they've already added lots of automatic shut-offs, made sure the water is cold, and altered the irrigation system.
· Despite California state edict, L.A. County beaches will not turn off showers [Daily Breeze]
· Drought-Ridden California is Shutting Down Showers at Beaches and Prisons [Curbed LA]