For water customers of the Department of Water and Power, there will be additional water use restrictions over the Labor Day weekend, so you may want to plan to do your outdoor watering in the meantime. On Saturday and Sunday, DWP customers serviced in Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, Fawnskin and Lake Williams are asked to refrain from watering, in order to allow for adequate water flow, should it be needed for fire suppression. As all DWP customers are under either Stage I or Stage II conservation measures, all outdoor watering is to be done on the odd/even schedule (as the date corresponds to your address), and either before 9am or after 6pm. That said, watering will need to be done today if your street address ends in an odd number, on Friday if even. The DWP will allow an exception; if planting new plants or shrubs over the holiday weekend, customers will be allowed to water them at that time. Any questions on this weekend’s outdoor watering restrictions which, again, mean no outdoor watering Saturday or Sunday, can be directed to the DWP at 866-5050.
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