More delays to Los Angeles watering limits

More modifications to Los Angeles watering limits are delayed - again - after a Los Angeles City Council vote.

Limits on outdoor watering actually began in Los Angeles last summer after some hiccups.

Then a civil engineering team linked those limits to rapidly changing pressure in pipes - and a rash of water main leaks.

This summer the back and forth between city council and the Department of Water and Power has been how to alternate days to help pressure problems and spread out watering to help lawns.

Council members also have pressed DWP officials for better public education on restrictions.

Of course, they've also been working on changing them.

City Council voted 12-to-1 to tweak rules so that opposite sides of the street water three times a week on opposite days before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

This time, Councilwoman Janice Hahn objected - she said people should be able to water all the time on cloudy days.

The lone dissent means city council must again consider the watering ordinance next week when a simple majority will finalize the new new plan - a couple of weeks before Labor Day.

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