No Outdoor Watering in LCF March 18-27

Photo courtesy Foothill Municipal Water District
A robot will inspect about 13,000 feet of imported water pipeline through La Cañada Flintridge between March 18 and 27.

Local residents should avoid outdoor watering from March 18-27, when a robot will be used to inspect about 13,000 feet of pipeline starting near the Rose Bowl and ending in La Cañada Flintridge, said Daniel Drugan, a technician for the Foothill Municipal Water District.
The work requires halting imported water deliveries so that a robot may be lowered into the pipe to conduct an inspection. Residents and businesses served by Valley Water Co., La Cañada Irrigation District and Mesa Crest Water Co. — which will alert customers by changing the Conservation Alert Status to “Red” Critical Conservation — will be affected, Drugan said.
“It’s only out of abundance of caution, so we don’t have to go for more expensive supplies or other means of providing water service,” said Drugan, who added that outdoor use includes watering lawns and landscaping, and accounts for about 70% of local water usage.
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