LADWP In the Community-Know Your Watering Days

Posted on 06/13/2022

LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2022) – Stronger water conservation rules are in effect for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers, starting today. All LADWP customers—residential and commercial– are now limited to two-days-a-week outdoor watering as well as other water use restrictions. Customers with street addresses ending in odd-numbers may water on Mondays and Fridays and customers with even-numbered street addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays, before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. The new restrictions also include two recommended practices: the use of pool covers to prevent evaporation, and the washing of vehicles at commercial car wash facilities. Hand watering is allowed every day before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. if the hose is equipped with a self-closing water shut-off device.

The changes are a transition from the previous three-days-a-week watering under the City of Los Angeles’ Phase 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance, to two-days-a-week watering under Phase 3.

Existing water conservation practices continue to be in place under Phase 3. They include:

  • Limiting outdoor watering with sprinklers to eight minutes per station on permitted watering days
  • Watering with sprinklers using water-conserving nozzles are permitted for up to 15 minutes, twice a day, on the permitted watering day
  • No water should flow off of your property
  • No water should leak from any pipe or fixture
  • No watering within 48 hours after a measurable rain event
  • No hosing of driveway or sidewalk 
  • No washing of vehicles using a hose without a self-closing nozzle

More information on the new watering days is available at

LADWP’s Water Conservation Response Unit (Water CRU), formed in 2014, will continue to patrol the streets of Los Angeles to educate Angelenos on the days of the week watering restrictions and to enforce the ordinance. Members of the public can report water waste to the Water CRU by visiting and filling out a form online.

LADWP is also urging customers to act now to take advantage of the many water- and money-saving rebates and programs available to both residential and commercial customers. Residential customers can find a comprehensive list of rebates and programs, including rebates for efficient clothes washers, toilets and turf replacement, at Commercial customers can visit for rebates and programs.

Additional information about the Phase 3 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance is available in Frequently Asked Questions.

Online Resources:
LADWP Residential Rebates:
LADWP Commercial Rebates:
Know your watering days:
To report water waste:
The latest LADWP water conservation news:

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