Due to drought, the Visalia City Council this week imposed water emergency rules that take effect April 17.
Under revised Stage 4 water emergency rules, residents can water lawns and landscaping one day a week March-April and November-December; twice a week in May and October; and three days a week June-September.
No landscape irrigation will be allowed in January and February.
Lawns and landscaping can be watered a total of 30 minutes a day on watering days.
The new rules should cut annual landscape water use by 25%, the city said. About 60% of water use in the city is for landscape irrigation.
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