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Drought roundup: LA ponders further limiting outdoor watering, plus waiting for El Niño

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| If need be, the City Council can now call for limiting outdoor watering to just two days a week, down from the current allocation of three days a week.

DWP doesn’t support single family graywater usage in Los Angeles


Recently, the DWP proposed a tiered water rate hike that, if approved, will bump the average customer’s combined water and power rates to 3.4% every year, or $4.75 a month every year, for five years.

DWP, drought decide Chatsworth pond fate, to locals' dismay


The pond is the latest victim of a changing balance established by local water managers between saving wildlife and saving water.


Drought won't dry up California economy in the short term


The credit agency Moody's says the drought has primarily hurt farmers, but agriculture only represents a tiny part of the state’s overall economy.

LA officials to weigh 2-day-a-week watering limits


Under the proposal, odd-numbered addresses could water Monday and Friday; even-numbered properties would have Sunday and Thursday.

In face of severe drought, can growth be sustained in CA?


The CA Water Commission has put in place new limits on the amount of grass and lawn space new constructions -- including homes, businesses, schools -- in the state can have.

Strict new rules to slash lawns to 25 percent of new home landscaping


New rules passed by state regulators will limit how much grass Californians can plant at new homes and some larger remodeled ones.

Graywater's future brightening with help from homebuilders


Graywater, the recycled water collected from your sink, shower or washing machine, is becoming increasingly popular with California’s building industry.