Beginning Feb. 21, 2013, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will shut down its upper feeder pipeline for upgrades. The outage will last until Feb. 28. This pipeline provides water to agencies serving Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena and will affect 250,000 people.
The map attached to this article shows the affected communities.
Water will still be running, but will be in short supply. For information on how to conserve water during the shortage, visit the Be Water Wise website. Residents should also contact their own local agencies to find out if there are additional restrictions.
During the eight-day shutdown, MWD will stop all water deliveries to the four communities so that vital system repairs and upgrades at its Eagle Rock Tower in Eagle Rock and at its Weymouth Treatment Plant in LaVerne can be completed.
The City of Pasadena has issued a Level 4 Water Shortage Emergency for the eight day shutdown, which means outdoor watering is prohibited.
“Our horticultural consultants advise that most established plants and lawns can hold up well without water for eight days, and much longer in this cooler weather,” said Pasadena Water and Power Water Conservation Manager Nancy Long. “We are telling our customers to consider rescheduling any new landscaping plans, since plants that aren’t yet established are much more vulnerable.”
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