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HOW CITIES ARE PLANNING TO SAVE WATER

Here is a city-by-city look at drought-related measures taken by water suppliers serving the Westside. Only mandatory measures are listed. Failure to comply with the measures could result in penalties ranging from fines to the interruption of water service. For more detailed information, contact the agency or company listed on your water bill.

* With a running hose, it takes about 150 gallons of water for the average do-it-yourself carwash. That’s equal to 30 office cooler-size bottles of water. The stingiest water miser--armed with a bucket and hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle--needs just 10 gallons to get the job done.

* When restaurants provide customers with water only on request, they save much more than the average 12-ounce serving. An estimated 48 ounces is required to wash the glass, meaning it takes almost half a gallon of water to quench a diner’s thirst.

* In Santa Monica, the swimming pool industry may take a dive. No new building permits for pools will be issued for the duration of the drought.

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* Racquet buffs may not love this, but West Hollywood has expanded a ban on hosing down driveway, walkways and patios to tennis courts.

CUTBACKS IN WATER USE

City Cutback Ordered Base Period Beverly Hills ** Culver City 30% cutback effective May 1 1989 Los Angeles 10% cutback effective March 1, 1986 15% as of May 1 1986 Santa Monica 25% cutback effective April 1 1990 West Hollywood 20% cutback effective March 11 1986

Max. Daily Use (in Gallons) City for Exemption Beverly Hills Culver City none Los Angeles none none Santa Monica 197* West Hollywood none

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* Single-family households in Santa Monica. For multi-family dwellings, it is 111 gallons. ** A cutback proposal will be considered by City Council on April 2

OTHER MANDATORY MEASURES

Beverly Hills No hosing off driveways, walkways and patios No water runoff instreets or gutters No lawn watering during most day hours Watering of lawns only on every other day Water in restaurants only served by request Repair all leaks Low-flow showers and toilets in new construction

Culver City No hosing off driveways, walkways and patios No water runoff instreets or gutters No car washing with free-flowing hose No lawn watering during most day hours Watering of lawns only on every other day Water in restaurants only served by request Ban on non-recycling decorative fountains Repair all leaks Low-flow showers and toilets in new construction

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Los Angeles No hosing off driveways, walkways and patios No water runoff instreets or gutters No car washing with free-flowing hose No lawn watering during most day hours Water in restaurants only served by request Ban on non-recycling decorative fountains Repair all leaks Low-flow showers and toilets in new construction

Santa Monica No hosing off driveways, walkways and patios No water runoff instreets or gutters No car washing with free-flowing hose No lawn watering during most day hours Watering of lawns is limited to twice a week

Water in restaurants only served by request Ban on non-recycling decorative fountains Repair all leaks Low-flow showers and toilets in new construction

West Hollywood No hosing off driveways, walkways and patios No water runoff instreets or gutters No car washing with free-flowing hose No lawn watering during most day hours Watering of lawns only on every other day Water in restaurants only served by request Ban on non-recycling decorative fountains Repair all leaks Low-flow showers and toilets in new construction

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