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Level 4 Water Shortage ends in pasadena:
pipeline deliveries resume, watering ban lifted
Calif. — Water deliveries via the
Metropolitan Water District’s Upper Feeder Pipeline resumed late Thursday
night, February 28, marking the end of Pasadena’s Level 4 Water Shortage
Emergency. The watering ban in Pasadena Water and Power’s (PWP) service
territory has since been lifted.
The city’s permanent water
waste restrictions, which prohibit outdoor watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
among other prohibitions, will resume per the water ordinance (PMC 13.10).
“Once again, this community
rose to the challenge and has proven that they are fantastic water savers,” said
PWP General Manager Phyllis Currie. “We are sincerely thankful to our
residents, businesses, city officials, sister departments, the Pasadena Arts
Center, the Pasadena Conference Center, the Pasadena Unified School District and
many others for their outstanding conservation efforts, which have helped us
avert a true crisis situation.
Even in the wake of
unseasonably warm weather, the water demand within the PWP service territory
was reduced by more than 20 percent during the eight-day shutdown, as compared
to the historical average for this time of year. Throughout the shutdown, daily water supply
updates were provided to customers online on the PWP website and social media
sites, as well as via PWP’s shutdown hotline, where residents could also report
water waste violations.
MWD, which supplies about 60
percent of Pasadena’s water, stopped all water deliveries to Pasadena through
its Upper Feeder Pipeline from February 21 through February 28 as it performed
vital system repairs and upgrades to the Eagle Rock Tower in Eagle Rock and to
the F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant in LaVerne. During the pipeline
shutdown, Pasadena relied solely on its groundwater and reserves and enforced a
ban on outdoor watering, with few exceptions.
PWP customers can
continue to find up to date information about water supply issues and water conservation programs by visiting www.PasadenaSavesWater.com.
more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.