Outdoor watering ban amid heat wave: What happens if Angelenos don’t follow it?

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“Every bit of it [water] that we can conserve is just that much better for next year in case it's also dry. It's [as if] your bank balance, your savings balance, is getting low, and you've got to be really careful about how you spend it,” says Brent Yamasaki, operations chief for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Photo by Shutterstock.

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