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Conservation Urged as Residents Face Water Line Shutdown

PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) — Residents of Pasadena, La Canada/Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena are being urged to conserve water during an upcoming eight-day shutdown of the regional water line.

Beginning Thursday morning, Feb. 21, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will take its upper feeder out of service to make necessary around-the-clock upgrades.

The work is scheduled to take eight days, cutting off imported water deliveries serving up to 250,000 people.

For the shutdown, water officials are asking residents in selected communities to suspend outdoor watering and non-essential indoor water use in order to extend local supplies.

“In preparation for this shutdown, which is going to go for eight-days, we have filled-up all of our reservoirs. We have sixteen reservoirs in the city,” said Phillis Currie of Pasadena Water and Power.

Currie said the agency is fully prepared to support the communities indoor water needs, but is asking everyone to hold off on outdoor water use.

“What we’re asking of everyone is no outdoor watering. That means no landscape watering, no drip irrigation, no hand watering,” Currie said.

Pasadena Water and Power issued an itemized list of restrictions that will be in effect until Metropolitan start delivering water again:

No outdoor landscape watering (i.e. sprinklers, smart controllers, hose, drip or watering can).

Leaks must be fixed within 24 hours.

No filling of lakes, ponds, or residential pools or spas.

No washing vehicles (except at commercial carwashes).

No new water service connections.

If residents violate the no outside rule they will be warned.

Repeat offenders will be subject to a fine of up to $1,000.

Go to bewaterwise.com for more information.