Conservation Alert

Starting April 3, 2023, Alert Condition is INCREASED


CVWD will move from Stage 4 - Orange Water Conservation Alert to Stage 2 - Green Water Conservation Alert effective April 3, 2023


CVWD customers receive water from local groundwater and imported water purchased from Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) via MWD. Imported water comes from two main sources – the Colorado River and the California State Water Project.


Recent rainfall, which represents among the 10 highest precipitation seasons in recorded history, has significantly replenished local supplies. The Foothills community has not seen this much rain since the 2004/2005 and 1992/1993 rainfall years.


Statewide, the water supply improvements are even more dramatic. Northern Sierra precipitation exceeds the wettest year on record by 25 inches, and snowpack is 30% above average. As a result, imported regional water supplies will be adequate to meet projected demands, and additional water is being stored in regional reservoirs. This includes State Water Project (SWP) supplies, whose allocation was increased on March 24, 2023, to 75% of total water demands.


Though SWP conditions have improved, Southern California’s other primary source of imported water – the Colorado River – is still at least several such rainfalls away from recovering to sustainable. More than two decades of drought and severely dry conditions have caused reservoirs to drop to historic low levels, jeopardizing water supply and power generation that the Southwest region relies on. The Colorado River is no longer insurance against shortages in our other water supplies.


Because of the overall improved situation, CVWD will reduce the Water Conservation Alert from Stage 4 – “Orange”, to Stage 2 – “Green”.


CVWD encourages customers to continue using water wisely, fixing leaks quickly, and reducing outdoor watering.

Water Conservation - Alert Notifications

Notification of the Water Conservation Alert System status is posted at the exterior of the District’s Administration Office (2700 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta) and throughout the District’s service area. This is only a summary or the regulations, detailed information is contained in the water shortage contingency plan (WSCP).

Click the alert signs below for water conservation requirements: