PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena City Council on June 1, 2015 adopted the City’s Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan requiring additional mandatory water restrictions for residents and businesses effective immediately due to the severe drought in California.
- Bans outdoor watering on Thursdays. Outdoor watering is now allowed only on two days per week, Tuesdays and Saturdays, before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
- Adopts a 28-percent water conservation goal citywide that aligns Pasadena with mandated reductions set by the State
- Reinforces that violators face fines up to $500 per incident
The Council action also included the following water-use restrictions:
- No turf irrigation within 48-hours following a measurable rain
- No washing hard or paved surfaces using potable water, except as necessary to alleviate safety and/or sanitary hazards
- All master-metered multifamily properties must certify installation of water-efficient shower heads and aerators on faucets by September 30, 2015
- The two-day per week outdoor watering schedule for Tuesdays and Saturdays is effective immediately through October, with watering only before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
- A one-day per week outdoor watering limit takes effect November to March
- All identified water leaks must be fixed within 48 hours
- Filling ornamental lakes and ponds is prohibited
The City is taking these additional steps to reduce City water use, including:
- Retrofitting city medians with low-emitting irrigation systems for trees
- Removing turf at Pasadena fire stations and planting drought-tolerant landscaping
- Turning off all water fountains at City facilities
- Closing the “Splash Pad” water play facility at La Pintoresca Park for the 2015 summer
- Investing in Recycled Water Project & Arroyo Seco Canyon Project to increase water supplies
- Introducing a new graywater program, “Laundry to Landscape”
- Acquiring new technology and hardware to capture water flushed from pipes during maintenance
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