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Drink up! Mesa Water District relaxes outdoor watering rules starting Sunday

Starting Sunday, Mesa Water District customers will be able to water outdoors before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Starting Sunday, Mesa Water District customers will be able to water outdoors before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Mesa Water District customers will be allowed to water their yards up to three days a week starting Sunday, according to district officials.

Once the new schedule goes into effect, the estimated 108,000 Mesa Water customers in Costa Mesa and portions of Newport Beach will be able to water outdoors before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Watering still will not be permitted when it’s raining or for 48 hours afterward.

The rules will be in place through September, according to district general manager Paul Shoenberger.

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The district’s board voted in February to allow watering on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The relaxed restrictions for Mesa Water ratepayers come after the State Water Resources Control Board lowered the district’s water conservation target to 13% from 20%. From June — when California’s water mandates were put in place for agencies statewide — through February, Mesa Water achieved 21.2% cumulative water savings compared with those months in 2013, state data show.

State water officials recently extended restrictions on urban water use through October.

Money writes for Times Community News

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