Torrance imposes water restrictions because of drought

TORRANCE, Calif.

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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