Light & Water
Wildfire Mitigation Plan
Several of the recent wildfires in California have been attributed to ignition caused by high voltage electrical lines coming in contact with vegetation. Only 4% of Azusa Light & Water's service territory is in the high fire threat zone in the north part of the City, and all electrical facilities in this area are underground and have a very low fire risk profile. Azusa's Wildfire Mitigation Plan documents measures taken by the Light & Water Department to fully mitigate the risk of wildfires caused by Azusa electric facilities.
Azusa engaged Guidehouse, Inc., to review the revised WMP as statutorily required, and Guidehouse has concluded that the revised WMP is comprehensive and meets the statutory requirements of California Public Utilities Code Section 8387.
SB 901 also requires that the WMP be updated and approved by ALW’s governing board annually. The effectiveness of the WMP was monitored by tracking number of wildfires and local fires ignited by Azusa electric utility equipment and circuit relay operations in the high fire threat zone. No such fires or relay operations occurred during FY 2020-21, which confirms the effectiveness of the WMP.
Updated City of Azusa Wildfire Mitigation Plan
Landscape WATERING reduced to two days per week effective immediately
Azusa Light & Water (ALW) urges all customers to reduce water use to avoid future severe restrictions.
Drought conditions are getting dire. According to the US drought monitor, 97% of the State is experiencing severe drought and water supplies statewide and locally remain below normal levels.
Customers who do not comply will receive a warning, followed by escalating fines up to $200 for residential users and up to $600 for commercial users.
|Drought Watering Schedule
(Effective June 1, 2022 until further notice)
|Even Address|| Thursday, Sunday
|Odd Address|| Wednesday, Saturday
|Commercial/HOA|| Monday, Friday
Watering by a hand-held hose with a positive shut-off nozzle, a bucket or watering can; a rain barrel; a drip irrigation system; or reclaimed, recycled or gray wastewater may be done on any day.
All mandatory water conservation measures (Water Rule 21) will continue to be enforced, including:
• No excess runoff
• No watering between 9 AM to 6 PM
• Watering is limited to 30 minutes per location per day
• No washing down hardscape
• Vehicle handwashing only with bucket and hose with positive shutoff nozzle
• No watering during rain events or 48 hours afterwards
In order to facilitate recharge of the local groundwater basin in preparation for future water shortage periods, water users shall actively seek to limit the total water usage to an amount equal to or less than the corresponding month of the prior year.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO USE WATER WISELY….AND THANK YOU!
Water Rule 21
Water Conservation Resources