Outdoor Watering Limited to One Day Per Week Starting Nov. 1, 2014

PASADENA, Calif.—As part of the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan now in effect, Pasadena property owners will be limited to watering outdoors one day per week, on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, effective Nov. 1, 2014.

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OUTDOOR WATERING LIMITED TO ONE DAY PER WEEK STARTING NOV. 1, 2014

Winter Watering Schedule - Pick one day iconPASADENA, Calif.—As part of the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan now in effect, Pasadena property owners will be limited to watering outdoors one day per week, on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, effective Nov. 1, 2014.

Additionally, with the close of daylight saving time on Nov. 2, 2014, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) reminds customers to adjust their sprinkler timers to water before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

PWP customers can report water waste to the Pasadena Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311 or online at www.cityofpasadena.net/csc.  Fines for repeat offenders can be up to $500 per violation for residential customers and up to $1,000 per violation for commercial accounts.  A complete list of water waste restrictions is available at www.PWPweb.com/WaterWaste.  Water-saving rebates and conservation tips are available at www.PWPweb.com/SaveWater.

The City Council approved Pasadena’s existing Water Waste Prohibitions and Water Supply Shortage Plans Ordinance in 2009 and enacted the Level 1 plan on July 28, 2014.  The key water waste prohibitions currently in effect for all PWP water customers include:

  • Outdoor watering one day per week, on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, during the fall and winter months, Nov. 1 through March 31. Property owners can water three days per week April 1 through Oct. 31.
  • No watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with a handheld container or hose with a shutoff nozzle.
  • No watering during periods of rain.
  • All water leaks must be fixed within 72 hours.
  • No excessive water flow or runoff onto pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating landscapes or vegetation of any kind.
  • No washing down paved surfaces unless for safety or sanitation, in which case a bucket, a hose with a shutoff nozzle, a cleaning machine that recycles water or a low-volume/high-pressure water broom must be used.
  • No washing vehicles except by using a handheld bucket or similar container or hose equipped with a water shutoff nozzle.

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Wendy De Leon, Pasadena Water and Power, (818) 272-5045, wdeleon@cityofpasadena.net or William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net

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