Pasadena In Focus
March - April 2010

What’s on the Water Horizon?

Last year was a banner year for water conservation in Pasadena: Thanks to you,
our city achieved its greatest conservation record in 15 years! Now that we seem to have the conservation side figured out, we need to concentrate on the supply side – and you’re still part of the equation!

The Water Integrated Resource Plan (WIRP) is the most comprehensive water-planning effort in PWP’s 100-year history. At a workshop Tuesday, March 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Altadena Public Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., neighbors and water experts will discuss a range of questions: What are the best strategies and tactics for achieving a reliable, safe and sustainable water supply in Pasadena over the next 25 years?Should we focus more on conservation and waste deterrence, expanding local supply or acquiring new imported resources? What are the benefits and challenges of a reclaimed water system, storm water capture and gray water recycling? Do our codes and ordinances reflect our water conservation values?

If you can’t attend, voice your opinion by taking a survey about water supply issues at www.cityofpasadena.net/waterplan. You can also submit comments and join the WIRP mailing list.

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