On August 10, 2021, the Glendale City Council implemented Phase II of Glendale Water & Power’s (GWP) Water Conservation Ordinance. Glendale and many cities in the State that rely on water from the State Water Project are moving towards Mandatory Water Conservation due to a lack of expected runoff. Moving into Phase II also supports the Governor’s July 8th Emergency Declaration requesting voluntary conservation for all areas of the State.
Phase II of the Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance will limit outside watering to three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for no more than 10 minutes at each watering station. The City appreciates the efforts that residents have made to conserve water, and continues to encourage residents to be diligent in their water usage. The drought charge for Phase II of Mandatory Water Conservation is $0.30/HCF, which equates to about $.0004/gallon, or 40 cents for 1,000 gallons of water. The drought charge is intended to recover the portion of fixed expenses that is collected in the variable water rate. Customers who reduce their water use will either continue to receive the same bill, or have lower bills depending on how much water they conserve.
GWP’s Chief Assistant General Manager of Water, Michael De Ghetto stated, “This is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to secure their own water future. The community has done a great job being a part of the solution; I have no doubt that they will continue to be even more efficient when using this precious resource in the future.”
Most of a customer’s water usage is used for outside landscaping. The easiest way to conserve is to curtail outdoor watering as much as possible. Customers can visit
Water Conservation Tips:
- Use a nozzle on your hose while washing your car.
- Do not hose down driveways or walkways, use a broom instead.
- Repair leaks, replace damaged sprinkler heads, and adjust sprinklers to avoid over-spray.
- Set your lawn mower blade height at 2 or 3 inches. Longer grass blades will reduce evaporation and shade the roots.
- Use mulch under trees and plants to help retain moisture.
- Water early in the mornings or late at night.
Customers who do not comply with Phase II of the Water Conservation Ordinance will receive a violation warning notice. Repeat violations can result in a fine of up to $1,000.00.
Customers can anonymously report water waste by calling GWP’s water waster hotline at (818) 550-4426 or submitting an online form at www.GlendaleCA.gov/ReportWaterWaste.