We're Using Less Water, But...
Updated: Aug 13, 2022
Angus Street resident prepares to switch to a drought-tolerant yard.
According to the L.A. Times, residents and businesses are (finally) using less water. Officials at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California reported that demand was lower than what they expected to see under the first weeks of restrictions but city officials stressed that the savings must continue and it is too soon to tell whether residents have truly turned a corner after months of backsliding.
USA Today reports the megadrought has produced the West’s driest two decades in at least 1,200 years. L.A. residents with odd-numbered addresses are asked to water on Mondays and Fridays, while those with even numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays.