As crews from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are planning upcoming repairs to a major pipeline, and water customers across Beverly Hills and West Hollywood are being asked to suspend outdoor watering for two weeks from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Tuesday, Sept. 20. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers are not directly affected by the water pipeline repairs but are being asked to continue water conservation.
After a leak was discovered in the 36-mile upper feeder pipeline earlier this year, MWD completed a temporary repair until a permanent solution was designed. That work is now set to begin, and the city of Beverly Hills will receive its water from an already stressed water supply. The pipeline is part of MWD’s regional water system, delivering water from the Colorado River Aqueduct to Southern California.
Officials strongly recommend that residents eliminate all outdoor watering and not mow their lawns.
Residents are also advised to put a bucket in their showers to collect water as the shower warms up and use the water to hand water houseplants and sensitive outdoor plants, as well as areas of the lawn that may show excessive stress.
Further, residents should take short showers (five minutes max); not leave water running when washing dishes; run only full loads in their washing machines and dishwashers; and not leave the water running when brushing their teeth or shaving.
For information, call (310)285-2467, visit beverlyhills.org/mwdrepair or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
West Hollywood residents can contact the city’s Department of Public Works at (323)848-6375.
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