Foothill Well Adds to Local Water Supplies
A long forgotten closed water well that was absorbed years ago by Glendale Water & Power has been rediscovered by the utility company. The well, which was drilled near Foothill Boulevard, had become overgrown with trees and shrubs. Glendale Water & Power reopened and tested the well to determine its production capacity.
Upon review of the results, GWP decided to put the well back into service because it was collecting significant amounts of local groundwater that would help reduce the amount of more costly imported water purchased from the Metropolitan Water District.
The well has been outfitted with a new 3,420 foot pipeline that will deliver water to the New York Avenue reservoir and is expected to produce 200 gallons per minute, running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every gallon collected means one gallon less purchased from MWD which can, annually, will save 350 acre feet or about $245,000.
The well was officially commemorated on Tuesday, July 19 by Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman.
Assistance League Hosting Christmas in July Sale
The Assistance League of Glendale is holding it annual Christmas in July Sale July 21 through July 23 at its Thrift Alley location.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. shoppers can purchase a variety of items at bargain prices. Merchandise includes ornaments, accessories, toys, crafts and more. Keeping with the theme, the store has been decorated in Christmas-style.
Proceeds will go toward the organizations many philanthropic projects including Operation School Bell, Senior Neighbor Fellowship, Baby Bundles and scholarships among others.
Parking is plentiful and free.
Thrift Alley is located at 314 E. Harvard in Glendale.
Summer Night on the Plaza Tickets Available
Join Neighborhood Services and the Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale (CCBG) for their eighth annual fundraiser, Summer Night on the Plaza, taking place on Thursday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall Perkins Plaza & Atrium.
There will be food and desserts from some of Glendale’s favorite restaurants and bakeries, the sizzling salsa sounds of Orquesta Charangoa, a silent auction featuring unique one-of-a-kind items and an exhibit of the finalists in the “My Hometown” photo contest.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 17 and are available for purchase at the door or by mailing a check to Glendale Clean & Beautiful, Inc; 141 N. Glendale Ave., Suite 114; Glendale, CA 91206 or by visiting www.keepglendalebeautiful.org.
All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction items will continue to fund the Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale in-school environmental education, community beautification and graffiti removal programs.
City Hall Perkins Plaza & Atrium, 141 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale