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Valerie Howard, Pasadena Water and Power

(562) 298-2947 valeriehowardpr@gmail.com , or  

William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office 

(626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 


Level 4 Water Shortage ends in pasadena:  

pipeline deliveries resume, watering ban lifted 


PASADENA, 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. For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net. 

Posted: 3/1/2013 05:00:00 PM
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