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New water restrictions take effect today in Burbank

New stiffer water restrictions take effect in Burbank today. So if you were planning on doing ANY outside watering — don’t! It’s a violation of Stage III of the City’s Sustainable Water Use Ordinance, which the city council implemented last month. Watch out. City officials will be on the lookout for water wasters. The new restrictions are the result of the severe four-year California drought and that recent executive order from Governor Jerry Brown requiring Burbank to reduce water usage by 28 percent. Already, Burbank... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A green lawn gets watered on South Keystone Street in Burbank July 24, 2014

Burbank City Council approves tougher water restrictions

It’s going to be a lot harder to keep a Burbank lawn green through the coming hot days of summer due to some new water restrictions approved by the city council last Thursday. After a public hearing on the impact of the drought and a new 28 percent water-use reduction imposed by a recent executive order from Governor Brown, council members voted unanimously to move up to stage 111 of the city’s Sustainable Water Use Ordinance. Stage 111 requires residents to reduce outdoor irrigation from the present Stage 11... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Sprinklers watered a yard in the 1400 block of West Clark Avenue in Burbank July 30, 2014

Burbank public hearing today on new water restrictions

As the heat of summer approaches, Burbank residents are facing even tougher water restrictions. This evening the Burbank City Council will hold a hearing on tightening the restrictions in the city’s Sustainable Water Use Ordinance enacted back in 2009. Right now we’re at stage 11, which allows landscape irrigation for 15 minutes, per station, once a day, three times a week from April through October. The  city council will be considering bumping that up to stage 111 , which would allow that type of outside watering only two days a week.... Read More →

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