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City Enforces Strict Watering Schedule Starting July 1

Following Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s declaration of a statewide  drought and in response to the Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) recent actions limiting allocations to member agencies, the Beverly Hills City Council has declared a Stage B Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance, which calls for a citywide, mandatory 10 percent reduction in potable water use.

 To meet the 10 percent reduction target, a watering schedule will be implemented, prohibiting irrigation from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day.

The North Zone of the city  (north of Santa Monica Blvd.) will be allowed to water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday  only;  the South Zone (south of Santa Monica Blvd) will be allowed to water on Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday only (See map page 24).  

No watering will be permitted citywide on Sundays.  

The new restrictions go into effect July 1; violators of the watering schedule will be fined.

For more information about the Stage B Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance go to  

For tips on how to conserve water, go to MWD’s

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