Conservation Alert

Starting June 1, 2022, Alert Condition is ALLOCATING


The CVWD Board Directors voted to move to Phase 4 – Orange Water Conservation Alert, effective June 1, 2022.


These past three “water years” (period between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2021) was the driest period on record in California. Due to record low snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and persistent statewide drought, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) limited the amount of available water supply to a 5% allocation for agencies that rely on State Water Project water supplies. Low runoff in the Upper Colorado Basin has led to the first-ever shortage condition on the Colorado River system.


Fortunately, Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD) has access to both State Water Project and Colorado River water supplies. However, there are some agencies that can only receive State Water Project supplies due to their geographic location. Under Metropolitan Water District’s newly adopted Water Shortage Emergency program, those agencies within the State Water Project “exclusive” area will be required to reduce water demands to levels that match the available water supplies in the State Water Project. Those agencies are working closely with MWD to implement mandatory conservation measures including a 1-day per week outdoor watering requirement.


Because CVWD has access to the following three sources of water supply;

  • State Water Project (Northern California)
  • Colorado River
  • Local Groundwater

our customers will not be required to comply with the Water Shortage Emergency requirements.


However, because our region is still being significantly impacted by drought with no relief in sight, everyone needs to do their part to reduce water use to ensure we have adequate water supplies to get through these unprecedented times. For this reason, CVWD is Going Orange (going from 3 days a week to 2 days a week 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: