For Immediate Release, March 24, 2017: Crescenta Valley Water District Relaxes Water Conservation Alert Status in Response to Dramatic Improvement in Water Supply Conditions
March 24, 2017
NEWS FROM CRESCENTA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
From the General Manager’s Office
FAX (818) 248-1659
For Immediate Release, March 24, 2017:
Crescenta Valley Water District Relaxes Water Conservation Alert Status in Response to Dramatic Improvement in Water Supply Conditions
In response to improvements in our available water supplies and to provide customers flexibility in how they conserve water, the District will change from “Yellow Water Conservation Alert” to “Blue Water Conservation Alert” effective March 24, 2017. This will remove limitations on outdoor watering days, however 3-days per week watering is still encouraged and standard water conservation practices remain in effect.
Rainfall and Sierra snow pack to date has exceeded all forecast expectations. Local rainfall is trending 120 percent above average precipitation. Precipitation in the Sierra Mountains is currently at record levels and snow pack water content is over 150 percent of the average amount. As a result, the imported water supply available for Crescenta Valley Water District’s (District) customers has improved dramatically.
“The community has taken responsibility in response to the call for conservation. Although our local groundwater levels are at historic lows, this year’s rainfall is expected to replenish local wells over the next twelve to eighteen months. This, combined with the improved water supply situation, allows the District to relax the conservation alert status at this time”, stated Tom Love, General Manager. “However, hose washing of pavement, allowing water to run off, watering during or after a rain event, and other wasteful practices are permanently prohibited”, continued Love.
Information regarding permitted and prohibited water use under the “Blue Water Conservation Alert” and helpful water saving tips are available on the District’s website www.cvwd.com.
Crescenta Valley Water District provides water and wastewater service to the community of La Crescenta and portions of Glendale, La Canada, and Montrose.