Outdoor Watering May Resume

On March 4, Water Conservation Alert Signs were changed back to Orange – allocation as enough imported water supplies were made available to support La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta residents. The signage had been changed temporarily to the Red – Critical stage as a result of infrastructure upgrades on Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s system.

Metropolitan suspended delivering imported water on Feb. 29 to upgrade its F.E. Weymouth Treatment Plant in La Verne in preparation of new water treatment technology as well as rehabilitating a portion of its distribution system in Eagle Rock. Although Metropolitan continues on its upgrades at the Treatment Plant, it has completed rehabilitating that portion of its distribution system in Eagle Rock.

Foothill Municipal Water District, the agency that pumps imported water up to La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta, normally gets its water from the La Verne treatment plant. However, it has been able to obtain water from a treatment plant in Granada Hills on rare occasions and the amount can been limited based on the amount of water taken from other agencies before Foothill. That water passes through Metropolitan’s facilities in Eagle Rock.   Based on water demands, enough water is available to meet the needs of customers in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. Outdoor irrigation will return to Orange Alert.

“Foothill and the retail agencies want to thank all the customers in the service area for their cooperation during this time. We appreciate the efforts that the customers have made both during this heightened temporary restriction and also meeting the goals set out by the state to conserve water,” said FMWD General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. She added that the District asks customers to refrain from watering until at least 48 hours after it rains so that the area may continue complying with conservation targets.

This change in irrigation restrictions is only for customers in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. Construction work replacing a portion of pipeline in Altadena will continue to restrict imported water deliveries through today, March 10 and no irrigation is requested during the entire time.

Anyone who has questions should contact their local water provider or FMWD at (818) 790-4036.

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