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  • Letter: Rebates can help with turf removal

    The city of La Caņada Flintridge’s deeply rooted lush lawn traditions are tied to a romance with the English or cottage garden. Today, there is essentially one way most residents envision landscapes for their homes: a green lawn accompanied by various shrubs or flowers with a tree or two which have become iconic of the city. Modeling our landscapes after those of rain-soaked England requires intensive watering and is environmentally unsustainable. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown presented data that concluded calendar year 2013 ended as the driest year on record for the state of California. Current conditions suggest calendar year 2014 will end as another below-average rainfall year for the entire state.
  • Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use

    Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use
    Officials at Descanso Gardens gave Metropolitan Water District a look under the hood Friday morning, participating in a free irrigation survey designed to pinpoint spots where water efficiency upgrades could be made. The audit is a service MWD offers at...

    Local officials say water contamination levels below state maximum

    Local officials say water contamination levels below state maximum
    Though a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows water in La Caņada Flintridge has significant levels of toxicity, local water officials report that contaminant levels are well below maximum levels allowed by the state. A...

    Atwater named to SoCal water board

    Atwater named to SoCal water board
    The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) announced last week the appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) Director Richard Atwater to its Southern California Board of Directors. Atwater replaces James Edwards, who served as a FMWD...

    Letter: Utility offers rebates, water-saving tips

    As you are all aware, we are in a serious drought statewide and the governor has asked everyone to do their part and reduce their water use by 20%. One of the key ways you can conserve is to limit your outdoor water use. Typically in our area more...