FMWD Says Thanks for Conservation During Pipeline Work

Foothill Municipal Water District received an outstanding public response from customers refraining from outdoor water use to accommodate the inspection of an imported water pipeline.
The inspection covered about 10,000 feet of pipeline starting near the Rose Bowl and ending in La Cañada Flintridge. From March 19-23, a robot used high-definition cameras and electromagnetic sensors to measure the steel wall thickness of the pipe and log other data points as it traveled.
“The results from the inspection will better inform our Capital Improvement Program moving forward,” stated General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. “Ensuring the reliability of our pipelines through planned maintenance and rehabilitation will be less costly than an emergency repair.”
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Local Water Officials Cheer California WaterFix Vote

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve its initial share of funding for the California WaterFix, or about 26% of the $16.7 billion investment plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The project is intended to upgrade the state’s existing water delivery system by constructing a pair of water tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta that would divert water into the State Water Project.
Foothill Municipal Water District — which serves the communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena — receives imported water from MWD, including supplies that travel through the Bay Delta. Each community varies in its reliance on imported water, but overall imported supplies constitute about 60% of all water use within the service area, according to FMWD officials. Continue reading “Local Water Officials Cheer California WaterFix Vote”

Wet Winter or Not, Keep Saving Water

It’s been raining, it’s been pouring, so the old way of watering is OK again, right?
“No,” said Lisa Novick, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who is the Theodore Payne Foundation’s director of outreach and a passionate conservation advocate. “No, no, no.”

Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.
Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education
In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.

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