West Hollywood lawns may get a bit browner as the city considers whether to reduce by 25 percent the number of days residents can water their lawns and gardens.
Currently residents can water as many as four days a week, with those whose addresses end in odd numbers permitted to water on odd-numbered days and those whose addresses end in even numbers allowed to water on even-numbered days. All watering must be done between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m.
But the city’s Department of Public Works, noting that California is suffering the worst drought in memory, has suggested reducing the number of days to a maximum of three a week. That’s the policy followed by Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), which actually supply water to various parts of West Hollywood.
The public works department is asking the City Council on Monday to order citizens to follow the watering rules of the agencies that provide their water. In the case of those neighborhoods on WeHo’s Westside served by Beverly Hills, residents who live north of Santa Monica Boulevard could water between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Residents who live south of Santa Monica Boulevard could water during the same hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Those whose water is provided by the LADWP and whose street addresses end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 can water between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those whose street addresses end in even numbers can water during the same hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.