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County asks all residents to shut sprinkler systems completely off until next week

Posted On: February 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, February 25, 2014 – With heavy rain in the forecast for this weekend, Los Angeles County leaders are asking residents and businesses to shut all irrigation systems off. Two storms expected later this week are anticipated to dump up to several inches of rain, more than enough water for lawns and gardens until at least the middle of next week. On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for California, with the state suffering its driest year on record.
 
“We all need to do our part to help conserve water, so the very best and most effective thing any one of us can do to take immediate advantage of the coming rain is to simply shut our sprinkler systems off,” said Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “Your yard won’t need to be watered until later next week, at the very least.”