residents asked to conserve 15%

Upper District activates second level of Water Shortage Contingency Plan

In response to worsening drought conditions, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District has activated Level 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). This level comes with a “call to action” to residents of the San Gabriel Valley to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 15%.

“The Board recognizes the severity of the drought and remains committed to supporting water supply investments for drought resiliency and ensure our residents have the resources to conserve water in their homes,” stated Board President Ed Chavez. “We’ve been down this dry road before, and we are more aware of how to conserve and use water more efficiently.”

As part of the Board’s action the District will engage in additional public information and education/conservation activities. The resolution also urges all local water suppliers and city councils to help residents implement voluntary conservation measures.

Upper District recently launched a new residential direct install program targeted to its service area’s disadvantaged communities.  The Water Smart Home Program provides residents with a menu of water-saving devices for home installation, free of charge.

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