The DWP has received a lot of complaints from citizen water deputies across Los Angeles who are determined to keep their neighbors in check during these difficult and dry times. According to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio, almost 4,800 complaints have been lodged with the LADWP between January 1 and May 21. Of those, 26% (1,237) were called in from area codes 90004, 90019 and 90036 – all within our readership area.
Is it because residents in Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont, Windsor Village and Miracle Mile are so civically engaged that the decks are stacked against over-waterers with lots of neighbors who know and will act to enforce the rules?
Or could it be that we live in an exceptionally green area of the City and that many are clinging to green lawns and gardens beyond reason? (Have you ever been in the Hollywood Hills and looked south towards our area? You can always identify the Greater Wilshire neighborhood because it looks park like as compared to the surrounding areas.)
How are you handling the over-waterers on your morning walk? When you see broken sprinklers or an obvious leak, do you notify the homeowner or go right to dialing the DWP whistle-blower line? Share your experiences in the comments below or via our Larchmont Buzz Facebook page.
LADWP – Conservation