PASADENA, Calif.—Throughout the month of May, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is promoting water awareness through educational events, facility tours and the reaffirmation of the summer outdoor watering schedule. PWP urges the public to continue water-wise practices to help soften the severity of future droughts.
Water Awareness Month is a statewide annual outreach campaign to spread the word about the value of conserving water, one of our most precious natural resources. This month, PWP reminds customers that Pasadena is now on the summer watering schedule as outlined by the Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan. Even-numbered addresses can water on Mondays and Thursdays, while odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays and Fridays. Trees are also a precious natural resource. Direct hand-watering is the ideal way to keep up tree care and maintenance.
“Pasadena residents and businesses continue to embrace water conservation in our great city. Since proactively implementing Level 2 of Pasadena’s Water Supply Shortage Plan in August 2021, community members have saved more than two billion gallons of water,” says PWP General Manager Sidney Jackson. “We are thankful for their ongoing impactful actions to save water.”
In support of Water Awareness Month, PWP will be holding “Water Cooler Talks,” a weekly Tuesday evening webinar on water conservation topics ranging from turf rebates to soil regeneration. On May 20, PWP will also host an open house at the Monk Hill Water Treatment Facility. For more information on these events, including details on how to RSVP, visit PWPweb.com/May.
PWP is also accepting submissions for the annual “Water is Life” Student Art Contest, sponsored by PWP and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). All K-12 students attending school in Pasadena are encouraged to submit artwork portraying a water-wise theme, along with a short message about water conservation. All entries must be submitted by June 2. For contest guidelines, visit PWPweb.com/ArtContest.
About Pasadena Water and Power
Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) provides electricity to more than 65,000 customers within Pasadena. PWP delivers water to almost 38,000 households and businesses in Pasadena and adjacent communities in the San Gabriel Valley. As a community-owned utility, PWP is a not-for-profit public service owned and operated by the City of Pasadena for the benefit of its customers and the community. Its priorities are reliability, responsiveness to customers, reasonable rates and environmental stewardship.