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City Council members may decide to repeal water restrictions

Posted at 8:42 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 11:43:48-04

City Council members may decide to repeal water restrictions throughout Bakersfield.

Currently, people asked to water before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. three days a week.

If the repeal is approved, residents will be able to water seven days a week starting next month.

Gov. Jerry Brown lifted the drought emergency for the state of California that kept restrictions in place to make water conservation a way of life.

Since those restrictions have been put in place, the City of Bakersfield has exceeded the city's nine percent water conservation target with an actual average of 17 percent reduction in water use.

Water conservation will still be encouraged by offering conservation kits and rebates on water efficient toilets, as well as water efficient sprinkler heads.