Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rose Leaves

Pretty even without the flower.
Water on Monday and Thursday.
We're still conserving...

Southern California is facing a water supply shortage for the third year in a row.

In Los Angeles, You Cannot:
  • Water using sprinklers on any day other than Monday and Thursday;
  • Use water to wash any hard surfaces such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas, unless flushing is needed to protect health and safety;
  • Use water to clean, fill or maintain decorative fountains unless the water is part of a recirculating system;
  • Serve water to customers in eating establishments unless requested;
  • Permit leaks from any pipe or fixture to go unrepaired;
  • Allow for the washing of a vehicle without using a hose with a self-closing, shut-off device;
  • Permit watering during periods of rain;
  • Irrigate landscaping between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.;
  • Water outdoors for more than 15 minutes per watering station, 10 minutes for other irrigation systems;
  • Allow runoff onto streets and gutters from excessive watering;
  • Install single-pass cooling systems in new buildings;
  • Install non-recirculating systems in new car wash and commercial laundry systems;
  • Permit large landscape areas to water without rain sensors that shut off irrigation systems.
From the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power here.


  1. I didn't realize the strength of LA's laws. Do you see many offenders? Phoenix certainly has drought potential, but no such laws/rules are in effect here. Thanks for making me conscious of what we can do.

  2. That is a beautifully simple shot. Nice job, LL.

  3. This whole water retention business is getting old...our grass is in a very sorry state. But the trees and other flowers seem to be ok. Still, you can completely see the difference after watering and how everything becomes alive again!

  4. Hi Brenda - yes, there are some that are not following the rules, but many are, and that has made a big difference in consumption.

    Thanks FA!

    Hi PK - let's hope we have a rainy winter!


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Warm regards,
Lori Lynn