LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2022) – As drought conditions continue to affect communities across the state, California American Water announced the implementation of two-days-per-week-outdoor watering for its Los Angeles County District customers that include the Baldwin Hills, Duarte, and San Marino water systems.
This action follows The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District’s declaration of a Water Shortage Emergency for State Water Project dependent areas that requires water utilities and their customers to immediately cut water use by June 1, 2022.
California American Water, in accordance with the water shortage emergency, the Governor’s emergency drought declaration and California Public Utilities Commission’s Rule 14.1, calls upon its Los Angeles County customers to restrict all non-essential water use. The CPUC authorizes water utilities to implement mandatory conservation measures when the utility determines that water supplies may be insufficient to meet customer demands.
Due to the significant statewide drought conditions severely reducing water supplies to Southern California, California American Water is calling on all consumers to immediately reduce their water use and follow the below watering schedule.
“California American Water recognizes the severity of the drought and its effect on our local water supply. Imposing these restrictions is unprecedented but necessary. We are committed to educating our customers on the importance of conservation and ways they can reduce their water usage,” said Jessica Taylor, Southern California director of operations. “California American Water joins the Governor, regional water suppliers and other local agencies in asking customers to immediately limit their outdoor water use and help protect the state’s supplies and our local environment in the face of the extreme drought conditions.”
California American Water continues its initiatives in improving environmental sustainability and conservation by encouraging all consumers to take immediate common-sense steps to reduce water use in their homes and businesses. Additionally, California American Water will implement a district wide drought communications plan to support the water use reductions and urge all its customers to meet the water use reduction measures.
To learn more about the emergency conservation measures, free conservation programs and services or read CPUC Rule 14.1, customers can visit California American Water’s website at www.californiaamwater.com. Customers can also call their local Conservation Hotline at (626) 614-2536 to sign up for a free Water Smart Home Survey or receive more information about conservation services, devices, and rebates. To report water waste, please visit https://www.amwater.com/caaw/Conservation/report-water-waste.