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City offers residents recycled water for irrigating landscaping
Mayor Eric Garcetti has reopened two free recycled water filling stations, where Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers can fill empty water containers with up to 300 gallons of recycled water for irrigation.
The two refill stations, which are a collaboration between LADWP and the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, will be located at the Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant and the LA Zoo parking lot. To be eligible for the program, residents must be an active LADWP customer, complete and sign an application form, and complete a brief training class available onsite. With outdoor watering restricted to two per week LADWP customers can utilize the recycled refill stations for watering on restricted days.
With the hottest period of the year still to come, the recycled water stations are part of the city’s effort to help people continue conservation efforts that helped Los Angeles achieve an all-time low in water use for June. All watering continues to be limited to Mondays and Fridays for LADWP customers with street addresses ending in odd numbers, and Thursdays and Sundays for all customers with addresses ending in even numbers.
Customers must bring their own water containers when picking up the recycled water. The Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant, 4600 Colorado Blvd., will be open for pick up every Thursday through Saturday from 8 am-3 pm, and the LA Zoo parking lot, 5333 Zoo Drive, will be open every Monday from 8 am -2 pm Fill stations will be closed on rainy days and city holidays.
For information and a list of recommended water containers, visit ladwp.com/rwfs.