While the state of California’s historic drought has seen some improvement, the City of Glendale hopes to further secure future water supplies and make “Water Conservation a California Way of Life”. The Glendale City Council recently implemented Phase 2 of Mandatory Water Conservation, which would restrict outdoor irrigation to three days per week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This new phase recognizes that State water supplies have improved, but that residents of Glendale and the state of California should make water conservation a long-term effort.
In 2015, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) customers saved 2.1 billion gallons of water compared to 2013. These substantial savings haven’t gone unnoticed by the City of Glendale.
Steve Zurn, General Manager of GWP, expressed his appreciation to Glendale residents' for their considerable efforts.
“We certainly are grateful to our residents and businesses for following the Governor’s order and their contribution towards meeting the City of Glendale’s conservation goals," said Zurn.
In addition, the City Council also voted to temporarily end the Phase II Water Conservation Drought Rate from October 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017. Lifting the rate starting in October recognizes that the rate is necessary for the summer months when usage is higher.
For more information on the Second Phase of Mandatory Water Conservation visit GWP’s website at http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/glendale-water-and-power.
BeWaterWise.com also provides helpful tips for conserving water and more information about California’s water and the drought.
Below are 10 simple water-saving tips courtesy of www.BeWaterWise.com
Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
Fix household leaks promptly
Spend only 5 minutes in the shower
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth
Buy water-saving devices like high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers
Water your lawn 1-2 days a week instead of 5 days a week
Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray, and broken sprinkler heads and repair promptly
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks
Install a smart sprinkler controller that adjusts watering based on weather, soil type, amount of shade and plant type
Water your plants in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation and ineffective water due to wind