Officials are asking residents and businesses in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Pasadena to conserve water during an upcoming eight-day pipeline shutdown, Feb. 21 through Feb. 28.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is upgrading an upper feeder pipeline, which delivers drinking water to 250,000 people in the region.

Officials are asking the affected communities to refrain from outdoor watering, washing cars, hosing sidewalks and leaving tap water running. Local agencies will use groundwater and other water sources during the shutdown.

“Conservation by residents and businesses in the affected areas will be essential in helping complete the repair work without additional water service impacts,” said Nina Jazmadarian, general manager of the water district, in a statement.

Residents can visit www.mwdh2o.com and www.bewaterwise.com for more information.

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