Tips for Pasadena's Water Conservation Effort

Pasadena Police and the Mountain Valley Water District have offered ways for residents to conserve water from Feb. 21-28, as a major water line undergoes repairs.

Repairs to a La Verne and an Eagle Rock water treatment facility will lead to Pasadena and other foothill communities to conserve water from Feb. 21-28. Outdoor watering is banned, with very few exceptions, in the city until pipeline deliveries resume.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Pasadena Water and Power and Foothill Municipal Water District have offered these conservation methods for residents during that time:

  • Take short showers (5-minute max). Soak, turn the water off, soap up, and then turn the water on, wash off. Do not use the warm shower as a sauna. 
  • Also, put a bucket in the shower to collect the water before the shower warms up. Use this water for plants. 
  • Use collected water in trash bins or bathtubs to hand-water houseplants and sensitive outdoor plants and those areas of the lawn that may show excessive stress (the hot spots). 
  • Do not leave water running when washing dishes. 
  • Run only full loads in washing machine and dishwasher. 
  • Do not leave water running when brushing your teeth or shaving. 
  • Do not mow your lawns. Minimize the use of your lawn (i.e. playing on it, leaving vehicles on it) to reduce stress on the turf. 
Michael O'Neal-Petterson February 21, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Do these restrictions cover other local water districts? I haven't seen anything from my company (Lincoln Avenue Water Co), so we haven't turned off our sprinklers. Since there are a few little water companies in Altadena, it would be helpful to know who's under restriction.
Altamom February 21, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Don't leave the water running while washing your hands.
Redmond Carolipio February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Happy Thursday, Michael. Metropolitan Water District of Southern and Foothill Municipal Water District are shutting down imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District and other local agencies, and according to MWD, Altadena residents are urged to follow the restrictions as well (see map: http://www.mwdh2o.com/mwdh2o/pages/shutdown/index.html). To be sure, residents are being urged to contact local water suppliers as well. Hope that helps!
Brandon February 22, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Lincoln had some small writing somewhere on the last water bill.


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