In response to improvements in the available water supplies and reductions in the state mandated conservation target, Crescenta Valley Water District will change from “Orange Water Conservation Alert” to “Yellow Water Conservation Alert” effective today, Thursday, May 26. Limitations on outdoor watering will change from two days per week to three days per week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
“The community has taken responsibility in response to the call for conservation. This, combined with the improved water supply situation, allows the District to relax the conservation alert status,” said Tom Love, CVWD general manager. “However, this is not a license to waste water. Hose washing of pavement, allowing water to run off, and other wasteful practices are permanently prohibited.”
Following the driest year on record (2013), the hottest year on record (2014), and the lowest Sierra snowpack ever recorded (2015), the District faced a state mandated water conservation target of 24%. The La Crescenta community’s response to the call for water conservation was remarkable, achieving a 26% reduction in water use, conserving 365 million gallons since the April 2015 restrictions. That is enough water to fill the Rose Bowl to capacity four times.
“Our annual investments in water conservation education and incentives have really paid off, thanks to the efforts of the community,” said Kerry Erickson, board president. CVWD has also increased its available local water supply with the completion of a new well at the former Rockhaven site increasing the District’s local water supply by 20%.