Antelope Valley cutting back on water

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.To avoid a water shortage, county water officials are urging people to conserve water repairing broken sprinkler heads, fixing leaks and refraining from watering lawns and washing their cars. About 70 percent of water is used outdoors, so not watering lawns should help significantly in ensuring an adequate water supply, Barrett said. “If they would turn off sprinklers, for most people, that would be an automatic reduction of 70 percent,” Barrett said. The county already has received three reports of water-wasting, including someone washing a car and a condominium complex where the sprinklers were running. The number to call to report over-watering is 800-675-HELP. Recorded information on the shutdown is available at 800-218-0018. LANCASTER – Residents are responding to pleas to conserve water in the face of a treatment-plant shutdown but more needs to be done. On Sunday, the first day of a six-day closure of the Quartz Hill Water Treatment Plant, affected residents cut back water use by more than 25 percent, from 50 million gallons to 37 million gallons. “Fifty percent every day would be ideal for the whole week. Thirty percent everyday would get us through the period without running out of water,” Melinda Barrett, county water conservation program manager, said Monday. “If it gets warmer, or for any reason well production goes down, we need a cushion.” The shutdown of the water treatment plant through Friday will extremely limit water supplies for customers of Waterworks District No. 40, which relies on the plant to supply 60 percent of its water. The closure affects some 45,000 households in west Lancaster and west Palmdale. In the city of Palmdale, among District 40’s customers, officials say they were cutting irrigation. “The city has been doing our part to conserve water without losing significant amounts of turf,” public works director Leon Swain said. “We are shutting it down as much as we can.” To increase water supply, District 40 is getting an additional 3 million gallons a day during the six-day period from two other water agencies.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s All-Ireland final showdown with Mayo was the SIXTH most-watched programme on RTE television in 2012.The game pulled in a whopping 975,000 viewers as Jim McGuinness and his team triumphed for the first time since 1992’s All-Ireland final.And that wasn’t counting half of Donegal who traveled to watch the game at Croke Park! But it was the Late Late Toy Show which once again scooped top spot with an average audience of 1,453,000 viewers.The second most-watched programme of the year was RTÉ Sport’s Euro 2012 coverage of Republic of Ireland v Croatia in June with 1,236,000 viewers and the Mrs Brown’s Boys Special on Christmas Day hit third spot with 1,068,000 viewers.It was a very good year for RTÉ Drama as Love/Hate’s series finale in December became the fourth most-watched programme of the year with 1,034,000 viewers tuning in to see Darren’s betrayal by Nidge and his shock execution.Fair City also made the Top 20 with an episode from January which saw 648,000 viewers tune in to see what happened in the aftermath of the revelations of Tommy and Jo’s affair. And Raw hit No 15 with the series finale in February as 704,000 viewers tuned in to see Pavel’s tragic demise. Irish audiences loved RTÉ’s big entertainment programmes in 2012 as The Late Late Show made a second appearance in the Top 20 with the 50th Anniversary show in June hitting fifth spot with 1,028,000 viewers. Mrs Brown’s Boys made a second appearance in the list with the finale of the second series in February which was seventh with 909,000 viewers. The Eurovision Song Contest in May came in at tenth place with over 771,000 viewers. The Voice of Ireland had two spots on the list with 725,000 viewers for one of the blind auditions in February and 718,000 viewers for the results show in April, putting those shows in twelfth and thirteenth position. The Rose Of Tralee final had 695,000 viewers, putting it in sixteenth place.Sport again proved very popular with Irish audiences with five of the Top 20 programmes of the year. As one might expect, the GAA All Ireland Finals featured strongly with The Sunday Game Live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Football Final (Mayo v Donegal) hitting sixth position with just under 975,000 viewers. The Sunday Game Live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final (Kilkenny v Galway) came in at No 8 with just over 900,000 viewers. RTÉ Sport’s coverage of the RBS 6 Nations (Ireland v Wales) came in at No 20 with 648,000 viewers. And RTÉ Sport’s coverage of Katie Taylor’s history-making win at the London 2012 Olympics was the eleventh most-watched programme of the year with 754,000 viewers.As ever Operation Transformation proved to be a ratings winner as the series finale attracted 673,000 viewers to make it No 18.As might be expected, RTÉ News also featured in the top programmes of the year with 778,000 viewers tuning into the RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock on February 12th and 675,000 viewers the RTÉ Six-One News on January 3rd , putting them in ninth and seventeenth spots respectively. DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND SHOWDOWN IS SIXTH MOST POPULAR ON RTE IN 2012 was last modified: January 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALratingsRTElast_img read more