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DWP board may allow L.A. to water more often

July 22, 2010 12:04:03 AM PDT
Los Angeles residents may soon be able to water more. The board of DWP commissioners is set to consider new watering rules on Thursday.

The L.A. City Council is recommending residents get 8 minutes a day, three days a week, to water lawns.

The new rules were proposed after a series of water main breaks. A report blamed the current watering schedule for putting too much pressure on the city's aging water mains.

Under the new plan, odd-numbered addresses will be able to irrigate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and even-numbered addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.