CVWD Announces Pump Test

At the Jan. 18th board meeting of the Crescenta Valley Water District, the board members approved allocating up to $100,000 to perform an MTBE pump test at Well 5, which is located at the corner of Mills and Pennsylvania avenues. Well 5, which is one of the district’s best producing wells, was shut down in September of 2008 due to high concentrations of MTBE. The pump test will take place over a five-day period from Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Monday, Feb. 14. Samples will be collected hourly for the entire duration of the project to insure that water delivered to CVWD customers meets or exceeds Federal and State requirements.

Results from the pump test will be used to confirm the need for a treatment facility at the Well 5 site, to remove MTBE groundwater contaminants from the Verdugo Basin so that Well 5 can be placed back into service.

Coffee with the COPPS Coming Up

The next Coffee with the COPPS is coming up on Friday, Feb. 11 at Everest Restaurant, 3826 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the public is invited to meet the new executive director of the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition. For more information, contact officer Matt Zakarian at (818) 548-4015 or (818) 249-8173.

CVCA Meeting Planned

January’s meeting of the Crescenta Valley Community Association will focus on two local water providers. Representatives from Glendale Water and Power will update the community on the new Rockhaven water well, and CVWD will report on a proposed new MTBE  treatment site at Pennsylvania and Mills avenues, and on MTBE contamination in area groundwater. Both agency representatives will be available for questions and discussion.

The meeting takes place on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Dunsmore Park Community Room, 4700 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

Trail Discover Series Drawing to an End

The city of Glendale Trail Discover Series will conclude this Saturday, Jan. 29 at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

Please note that this is a location change from the original Hostetter Motorway (La Tuna Canyon).

The Dunsmore Canyon Trail at Deukmejian is now open and all are invited for a hike up the canyon.

A park naturalist will lead a two-mile round trip hike which should last 90 minutes.

The plant and animal life have come back after the fire, the creek is running and the waterfall is falling.

IRS Reveals IRS2GO

The Internal Revenue Service unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information.

Apple users can download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the Apple App Store. Android users can visit the Android Marketplace to download the free IRS2Go app.

The mobile app, among a handful in the federal government, offers a number of safe and secure ways to help taxpayers. Features of the first release of the IRS2Go app include getting your refund status, getting tax updates and following the IRS.