LADWP Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Starts This Sunday
Don’t Forget to Reset Programmable Timers and Remember Not to Water Outdoors Following Rain
|LOS ANGELES — With Daylight Saving Time beginning at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 13, it’s time to spring forward and collect that extra hour of daylight. While we’re all recalibrating our internal clocks, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reminds customers to reset their sprinkler timers, thermostats, and lighting to coincide with the extended daylight in an effort to conserve. During this time, LADWP also reminds Angelenos to limit their outdoor watering as much as possible.
“The yearly time change is our cue to take a moment and review our water and energy habits. With the recent rain everyone should shut off their sprinklers to prevent water waste and also remember to reset their programmable sprinkler and thermostat timers moving forward. Finding ways to conserve will both save you money and benefit the environment,” said Nancy Sutley, LADWP Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer.
Customers are urged to conserve especially as we start to move into the warmer months. Given that up to 50 percent of all drinking water in Los Angeles is used for landscape irrigation, it’s critical that customers adjust their sprinkler systems.
LADWP also encourages customers to reset lighting timers to turn on only after daylight hours and to remain lit only as long as is necessary. Energy efficient LED light bulbs are recommended for installation wherever possible.
Effective conservation can reduce utility bills and result in monetary savings for customers: save water, save power, save money. For tips on easy ways to conserve, and information on the Department’s many water and energy conservation programs and incentives, please visit www.ladwp.com or call 1-800-DIAL-DWP.