Water Conservation

Why Conserve?
The City of Sierra Madre continues to meet our community’s water demands. However, drought conditions have returned and are threatening water supplies throughout the state. While our 2020 Urban Water Management Plan found that we can meet the City’s water demands to withstand five continuous years of drought conditions, conservation is the most efficient and least expensive means for our community to preserve our water supply in the long-term. Having learned from the previous 2012-2016 drought, we hope to encourage our residents to recognize water conservation as a way of life in Southern California. 

Conservation Resources
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
California DWR Conservation Tips
Calscape – California Native Plant Society
Theodor Payne Foundation
EPA Watersense

Efficient water use is a way of life in Sierra Madre, and it is important to remember that permanent water use restrictions remain in effect regardless of the drought status.  

Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations
  • Even-numbered addresses are limited to landscape irrigation on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

  • Odd-numbered addresses and addresses ending in fractions are limited to landscape irrigation on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

  • Lawn, landscaping, and other turf areas cannot be watered between the hours of 6am and 6pm and cannot run-off into the sidewalks or streets.

  • Water leaks must be immediately fixed.

  • Washing of sidewalks, walkways, patios, driveways, or parking areas cannot be done with a water hose.

  • No water can be used to clean, fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains unless such water is part of a recycling system.

  • The use of a hose to wash an automobile is prohibited, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.

Additional information is available on the City’s website, or by calling the City of Sierra Madre at (626) 355-7135. Please look for water conservation information in your future water bills, in the newspaper, on the City’s website, and through the City Newsletter, The Village View.