Manhattan Beach About Town – Water shortage and COVID-19 testing

Photo by Clark McNulty

Water shortage 

The City of Manhattan Beach, in keeping with an emergency declaration by the State of California due to ongoing drought, has declared a Stage 1 water shortage. All landscape irrigation using potable water (as opposed to reused water) will be limited to no more than 15 minutes per watering day, three times per week. Watering times are between 6 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday; between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday; and between 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. 


Mb testing 

Free COVID testing

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is hosting a free drive-through PCR COVID-19 testing clinic on January 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mira Costa High School parking lot. The clinic is open to the community. Those participating must pre-register using a QR code, and are asked to enter by way of southbound Peck Avenue. Testing is being provided by Equity Health. ER 


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