San Diego council votes on water conservation plan
U.S. Water News Online
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council is expected to approve an emergency water conservation plan.
The plan to be voted on includes banning landscape irrigation runoff and most ornamental fountains, establishing outdoor watering schedules and restricting car washing.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that most of the rules will not begin immediately because it is not clear how much water the city or the region must save next year.
East County's Lake Morena, one of the city's reservoirs, stands at about 13 percent of its capacity, as the region heads into its rainy season.
The city of San Diego consumes about a third of all water used in the county.
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