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Pasadena In Focus
Nov-Dec 2011

Water Wisdom is Ageless

Months after the city council officially declared our water shortage over, Pasadena appears to be holding up its commitment to a new
water-wise way of life.

Pasadena imports about 65 percent of its water via the Metropolitan Water District and pumps the remainder from groundwater wells. Facing years of drought, record low reserve levels and pumping restrictions that tightened MWD’s supply, Pasadena declared a shortage in summer 2009. Customers responded to PWP’s call for help by cutting water use to the lowest level in 17 years.

Even after the crisis ended in May, Pasadena is consuming about one and a half percent less water than it did at the same time last year, when outdoor watering restrictions were mandatory.

It’s proof that our customers have absorbed the message: We need to be water-smart all year, every year, regardless of fluctuations in weather. Best of all customers have stayed up on the issue and continue to support the city’s water-waste prohibitions, rebates for water-efficiency, turf replacement program and water-wise landscape workshops and resources. Learn more at www.cityofpasadena.net/savewater.