Hey yo, Rocky! Your alleged excessive water use has us on the ropes.
Much like your fight against Apollo Creed, we’re prepared to go the distance to win the fight against drought.
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) recently issued "notices of exceedance" to more than 2,000 customers, including Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone, according to the Los Angeles Times. Stallone is allegedly among several celebrities cited for surpassing "150% of their monthly water budgets at least four times” since last year’s drought declaration.
Climate change might have parts of Southern California on the ropes, but local utilities have a plan to turn the fight around. After declaring a drought emergency late last year, LVMWD on June 1, 2022, imposed severe "Stage 3" restrictions, which, if followed, would result in a 50% reduction in water consumption. The rules in these circumstances limit outdoor watering to one day a week with only 8 minutes per section on the designated day.
It takes all of us to knock out drought, particularly one that has gripped the southwestern United States for some time now. Before you go out for the next round, check out DrinkTap’s Drought page for some tips on how you can help.
Properties that have exceeded their water budgets could be required to install flow restrictor devices, which significantly reduce the flow in showers and "silence lawn sprinklers."
We know you can help us turn the fight around, Rocky. Just use the eye of the tiger.