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Local Residents Can Water Outdoors Two Days a Week Starting in April

Published on Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 7:11 pm
Photo courtesy Pasadena Water and Power

Beginning next month local residents will be able to water their lawns an extra day every week.

Under the City’s Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan, outdoor watering days will be adjusted to two days per week starting April 1.

Even-numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays, and odd-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.

All outdoor watering must take place before 9:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. Pasadena Water and Power reminds customers to turn off all irrigation during and after periods of rain.

Recent storms brought record precipitation to the state this winter, helping to dramatically boost water supplies available via the State Water Project — a major source of water for the region.
According to Sidney Jackson, general manager of Pasadena Water and Power, while the recent rain storms have helped relieve near-term drought impacts, many groundwater basins throughout the state have been severely depleted and the Colorado River — another major source of water supply for our region — remains challenged with reservoir levels at historic lows.

On Friday, March 24, Governor Newsom eased some drought restrictions, while maintaining others to support impacted communities across the State.

Pasadena adopted a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan in August 2021. The Pasadena community continues to step up and has since saved over 2 billion gallons of water and counting.
PWP continues to evaluate changing conditions for potential future recommendations to adjust actions as conditions allow.

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