The severity of drought in California is real and it is hitting the state for the fourth year.
The State Department of Water Resources has announced that it will only supply local communities with 5% of the water they requested for the next year.
Los Angeles is going to get hit hard since the DWR is one of the major suppliers of water. Officials are not ready to announce stricter conservation measures beyond allowing sprinklers to operate between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
However, they need the public start cutting water usage voluntarily.
Rinsing driveways and patios is now against the law. So cleaning with a broom is recommended. Replacing the lawn with drought tolerant plants is another way to conserve. Fix those leaky sprinklers, appliances and toilets. And, take shorter showers!