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Water Authority asks for sprinkler turnoff with storm coming

Businesses and residents in San Diego County were asked Monday to help conserve water by shutting off their landscape watering systems in advance of forecasted storms expected to hit the region.

San Diego County Water Authority officials said irrigation systems can be turned off for several days following storms that bring measurable amounts of rain and up to a week or more following heavy storms.

The National Weather Service has forecast a series of storms will move into Southern California on Monday, with the potential to drop significant amounts of rainfall.

The need to conserve water is necessitated by years of drought and reduced deliveries to Southern California.