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Torrance imposes water restrictions because of drought

Water restrictions, such as a daytime watering ban, are in place Thursday for Torrance residents because of the drought.
March 20, 2014 6:34:20 AM PDT
Water restrictions are in place Thursday for Torrance residents because of the drought.

The Torrance City Council banned outdoor watering between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., limited watering to three days a week and required the repair of water leaks within seven days.

These are the first restrictions since 2009.

Outdoor irrigation accounts for 40 percent of all residential water-use in the city, officials said.

Although there is no active enforcement mechanism, residents can report wasteful water-use to the Public Works Department at (310) 781-6900.


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