Residents and businesses in the Los Angeles County foothill cities and communities of Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena are being asked to reduce their water use—including refraining from outdoor watering—while a major imported water pipeline is taken out of service from Feb. 21 to 28. Water will be limited during the shutdown. Please do your part to ensure there is enough water for everyone.
One of the water industry’s biggest challenges to ensuring reliable deliveries is the constant need to repair and upgrade aging facilities. Today, more than 40 percent of Metropolitan Water District’s distribution system is over 60 years old. To maintain that system, Metropolitan routinely schedules shutdowns of its facilities in the winter and early spring, when temperatures usually are cooler and demands are lower, to complete inspections and perform maintenance and upgrades with the least impact on consumers.
Ways to save water
Communities with a greater need for water conservation to ensure adequate supplies are available during the shutdown:
La Cañada Flintridge
Expected completion of upgrade
Thursday, February 28
Turn off outdoor sprinkler systems and stop watering landscapes.
Hold off new spring plantings
Take cars to local car washes that recycle water instead of hand-washing.
Wait to fill swimming pools or spas until next month.
Use a broom instead of the hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
Run only full loads in clothes washers and dishwashers.
Keep showers to a maximum of 10 minutes.
Don’t leave the water running when washing dishes, brushing your teeth or shaving.
For more information on how the pipeline shutdown will affect you, contact your local water provider.
With the eight-day shutdown more than halfway complete, upgrades to Metropolitan’s Upper Feeder remain on schedule. With temperatures expected to increase slightly this week, water conservation by residents and business in Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena remains vital to meeting demands and maintaining reserves during the outage.