Water Education

Under the current drought condition, the ground water aquifer that has been the city's historical supply has fallen to levels where the wells can no longer meet the needs of the community. In order to meet demand, in October 2013; the City began importing treated surface water from MWD through an agreement with the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. As the city has transitioned from one water source to another, there was a transitional stage where the water clarity did not meet the high expectations of the customers. The Public Works Department implemented a distribution system flushing program to remove naturally occurring minerals from the distribution system that have been softened during the transition period. The department also consulted with outside experts from MWD and from the private sector; implementing a treatment program to eliminate the water discoloration. Although improvements have been seen, the department is continuing to work towards the eradication of the water discoloration.

Water Forum Q&A - August 9, 2017 Hart Park House Senior Center.pdf