LA County beaches won't turn off showers despite state order

Jul 11, 2015 1:42 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The showers will not be going dry at Los Angeles County beaches.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported Saturday that the county doesn't plan to follow an order to shut off showers at state beaches to save water during the drought.

A state parks official says the county operates Dockweiler and Will Rogers state beaches so they don't have to comply with the state's order.

A county Department of Beaches and Harbors spokeswoman says shutting off outdoor showers is not a water conservation priority.

Swimmers and surfers at other state beaches will have to find another way to rinse off this summer to help meet Gov. Jerry Brown's mandate to reduce water use by 25 percent.

The shower shut-off is expected to save 18 million gallons of water annually.

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