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SD Council Approves Permanent Water Restrictions

San Diego City Council approved making outdoor water use restrictions permanent. Years of drought and water supply shortages led to “Level 2” restrictions last year, and today’s actions, approved 7-to-0, make the “Level 2” water restrictions permanent.

A sprinkler waters a California lawn.
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Above: A sprinkler waters a California lawn.

Residents have mandatory limits on lawn watering, car washes, ornamental fountains and other water uses.

"We need to really embrace sustainable living and operating both in our homes and our businesses," said Councilman Carl DeMaio. "It will be our future, and frankly, if we are able to improve our management of water and energy, it might very well be a competitive edge for our local economy."

The effort to make the water restrictions permanent was spearheaded by Councilwoman Donna Frye.

Landscape irrigation is limited to no more than three assigned days per week. Those days are:

  • Homes with odd-numbered addresses can water: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday

*Homes with even-numbered addresses can water: Saturday, Monday & Wednesday

*Apartments, Condos and Businesses can water: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

City News Service contributed to the information in this report.

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GrokSurf | November 9, 2010 at 12:58 p.m. ― 3 years, 8 months ago

Actually all the Level 2 restrictions were not made permanent (permanent meaning the restrictions stay in effect even when a level 2 drought alert is no longer in force).

Only one feature of the Level 2 restrictions was made permanent--watering only in morning and evening hours.

The other Level 2 restriction--how many minutes watering per day allowed--was not made permanent and will go away when the Level 2 declaration is withdrawn by the Council.

More details on my blog at http://groksurf.com/2010/11/04/san-diego-water-use-ordinance-on-city-council-agenda/.

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