WeHo pushes water conservation as Plummer Park sprinklers quench the concrete

West Hollywood has embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about water restrictions in the midst of major statewide drought.

“Southern California is experiencing severe drought conditions,” a recentcity news release stated. “Across the western U.S., scientists have found that the extreme dryness since 2000 has become the driest 22-year period in at least 1,200 years, a megadrought that research shows is being intensified by climate change.”

As a resident with a water bill, you’re required to follow these rules when you’re watering the lawn or using the water hose:

  • No water should flow off of property
  • No water should leak from any pipe or fixture
  • No watering within 48 hours after a measurable rain event
  • No hosing of driveway or sidewalk 
  • No washing of vehicles using a hose without a self-closing nozzle

But whoever handles irrigation at Plummer Park clearly didn’t get the memo. High-powered sprinklers were soaking both the lawn and the sidewalks in the wee hours of Monday morning, wasting water left and right while our reservoirs are at critically low levels.

For additional information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6375.

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David Reid
David Reid
14 days ago

It’s not just Plummer Park, yesterday afternoon along Santa Monica boulevard outside the entrance of the bus yard in sprinklers are going full blast spring as much on the sidewalk and into the gutter as was hitting a very small strip of grass. The grass itself should be replaced

Typical Larry
Typical Larry
14 days ago

If you cared about reporting real issues, you’d have contacted the city to see their response time to fixing the sprinkler before making it an issue. Instead, you make it sound as if the city staff are screw ups(that fits your current narrative). If it continued for hours after your call, then you’d have an actual article to write. The city is not omnipotent, so give them a chance to fix the broken equipment before you pass judgement, and allow your resentful readers to do the same. This article is typical of the bully that you’ve become since you purchased… Read more »

Larry Block
Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  Typical Larry

Jeff, I did not see this story until after it posted. I feel sorry for you in retirement if this is all you have to do.

Typical Larry
Typical Larry
14 days ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Maybe you should have more input into what gets published in your rag. As for calling me out by name, that just shows that you have no shame, and an agenda.

You choose to out whoever disagrees with the crap that you write about. As for my retirement, I’m loving it, and I finally get to tell people like you what I feel. I won’t be made to feel anything other than glad about that. I find it amusing that you hate my comments so much. Truth hurt Larry?

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Larry Block
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14 days ago
Reply to  Typical Larry

Jeff, I did not say your full name, but Jeff Aubel, ex-bitter city hall employee who attacks residents on facebook and other places here you are again. Great for you to tell me what to do with my rag, or my store, but I dont open or close the store or post the stories, What I do is empower others with a sense of responsibility and control and accept their mistakes and we learn as we go. If you have a question email to Brandon. But the truth is your spending you are spending your retirement here on WEHOville, so… Read more »

angry gay pope
14 days ago

Every day on Palm Ave. I see sump pumps pumping water into the gutter which has algae and moss, MOSS growing in an arid landscape. Why can’t we harness this clean, drinkable rainwater filtered by the hwd hills?
Yes a water tower would be unsightly, yes it would take land, yes it would cast shadows. But the water tower at WB is a symbol of the entire studio! These problems CAN be handled.
Or would you rather have no water after an earthquake because the water mains built in 1920 all broke during the disaster induced fires?

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Stuart Foxx
Stuart Foxx
14 days ago
Reply to  angry gay pope

Thank you for your excellent post.
I wasn’t aware that it rained enough to fill up a water tower here.

LateralThinker
LateralThinker
14 days ago

Our cities landscapes are way over planted, poorly designed and sadly ineffectively maintained, all not only under the control and supervision of third party contractors but also at least one if not more very highly paid staff members with clearly no repercussions for the success or lack there off as it relates to the millions that go out the door each year in relation to our urban forest and landscape Ask yourself Why have we replanted the center medians at least 4-6 times and at who’s expense Why was the new park planted (over planted) with mature shrubs ? Why… Read more »

Antennae
Antennae
14 days ago
Reply to  LateralThinker

Certainly in agreement with many of your observations which I did not fully articulate in my brief comment. A key issue is the uninformed, highly compensated staff members relying on third party contractors (profit motivated by job not longevity).

Presumably the City Architect’s purview should include more of these goals and proper vide implementation by long term experts.

Now when we need it more than ever much of the urban canopy has been squandered by the city in its ignorance and the developers with their value engineered projects and landscaping requirements.

Trees and the natural environment front and center please.

Antennae
Antennae
14 days ago
Reply to  LateralThinker

Neglected to mention that the small urban forest like grounds at 1423 Laurel Ave, Historic Site have been horribly squandered under city management. Half of the property on the south end is bare and scrub earth having being peed to death as an off leash dog park. The plentiful wildlife always in residence has greatly diminished and now infrequently we hear what we’re the daily symphonies of birds and the resident Great Horned Owl.

Antennae
Antennae
14 days ago

Another illustration of a city department apparently lacking antennae regarding the world around it. 🙄 break out of your cocoon.🐛🦋

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