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City Council weighs voluntary drought restrictions

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The San Diego City Council will consider implementing voluntary restrictions on water usage following a record-dry winter in California.

The council's environmental committee Wednesday passed a "drought watch" declaration. If approved by the full council, people would be asked to take steps to help cut overall water use in San Diego by 10 percent.

"We're hoping that with the action today, San Diegans will continue to hear the message of conservation and of restricting their water water use to only those times when it's absolutely necessary," City Councilman David Alvarez said.

Restrictions would include limiting landscape irrigation to three days a week, requiring shut-off nozzles or timed garden hose sprinklers and limiting car washes to certain hours.

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