Los Angeles County may resume outdoor watering as a critical pipeline repair concluded earlier than expected, Monday.
According to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California the critical leak repairs finished a day earlier than expected, as the water conservation was projected to last until Tuesday, September 20.
“I want to thank the crews who worked tirelessly to complete the project ahead of schedule,” MWD General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said. “This shutdown also required an extraordinary amount of coordination, and we wouldn’t have been successful without the public’s water-saving help and the cooperation and support of our affected member agencies.”
The pipeline repair affected more than 4 million L.A. County residents across 80 cities, as the water district had asked them to suspend all outdoor water use for two weeks. The leak was initially found in a 36-mile “upper feeder” coming from the Colorado River.
MWD officials are still asking Angelenos to continue their water conservation efforts for the sake of the current drought affecting California.
“Now that this critical repair is complete,” Hagekhalil added. “All Southern Californians must still continue saving as much water as possible to help our region through this ongoing historic drought.”
Urgent pipeline repairs are completed ahead of schedule! Thank you to the more than 4 million people in LA County for helping conserve water by suspending outdoor watering since Sept. 6. Read our press release: https://t.co/ICJuMHJZAk pic.twitter.com/kqHkNohh6V
— MWD of SoCal (@mwdh2o) September 19, 2022
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