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California is in a drought emergency. In Southern California, we don’t have enough water in some parts of the region to meet normal demands. Every drop we save today counts. Metropolitan Water District (MWD) and local water districts are taking extraordinary efforts to ensure we have what we need in the coming months. Now is the time to dramatically reduce your water use. For information on water efficiency rebates currently available, please visit the Rebates portion of our website.
On March 18, 2022, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it will reduce the State Water Project (SWP) allocation from 15 percent to 5 percent of requested supplies for 2022. The City of La Verne is SWP dependent and receives approximately 75 percent of its water from the SWP through our wholesale provider Three Valleys Municipal Water District. On March 28, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-7-22 (Executive Order) proclaiming states of emergency across all the counties of California, due to extreme and expanding drought conditions. The City of La Verne has implemented Phase V mandatory restrictions of the City’s Ordinance.
Water System Testing - City field staff must continue our water sampling and flushing efforts which are required to ensure the protection of the water system and water quality. As such, you might see water flowing during these activities, rest assured knowing we make every effort to minimize water waste.
Water Main Leak Response – The law states anyone doing any type of digging, with power driven equipment MUST contact DigAlert (Underground Service Alert of Southern California) prior to excavation. The consequences for not doing so are not only sever but could lead to injury or loss of life. The DigAlert request can take (2) working days not including the date of notification. City staff must wait to begin construction activity until the DigAlert response is completed.