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Central Coast City Enacts Water Use Restrictions As A Result Of Drought

Pismo Beach limits water use for irrigation; Washing sidewalks and driveways banned

A Central Coast city is one of the first in the region to respond to drought concerns by enacting new water use restrictions.

Pismo Beach is banning washing down sidewalks and driveways, and limiting landscaping irrigation to two days a week. And, it must take place before 10 in the morning, or after four in the afternoon.

Restaurants can no longer automatically bring water to customers, but only serve it on demand. And, motels must give guests the option of not having towels and linens washed daily.

The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration reports San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County are under severe drought conditions, the middle of five classifications they have for drought.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.