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By Allison Jarell & Andrea Swayne

On Aug. 27, the South Coast Water District Board of Directors increased the number of allowable potable watering days using a sprinkler system from one to two through Oct. 31, 2015.

Government/commercial/HOA watering days from now through Oct. 31, 2015 are Wednesday and Saturday. Residential watering days are Monday and Thursday.

According to SCWD Director Rick Erkeneff, the relaxation of the restriction is a result of SCWD customers’ successful water-saving efforts which in July amounted to a 33 percent reduction, significantly better than the state mandated 24 percent.

Effective Nov. 1, 2015, in accordance with SCWD Ordinance 206, potable watering days using a sprinkler system will go back to a limit of one per week through March 31, 2016.

Erkeneff also said that the water district is considering removing the ban on refilling swimming pools within the next few months. For updates and more information, visit www.scwd.org.

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