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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.

Please take a moment to review the updated Azusa's Wildfire Mitigation Plan approved by the Utility Board on June 28, 2021. View Guidehouse’s WMP independent evaluation report at the following link and provide any feedback:

Updated City of Azusa Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Wildfire Mitigation Plan Independent Evaluation

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Following the second driest year on record and with near record low storage in California’s largest reservoirs, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide on October 19, 2021. As Californians face a potential third dry year, everyone is encouraged to do their part in conserving water. Azusa Light & Water continues to enforce its watering schedule and water use restrictions.

A copy of the proclamation can be found here.

The watering schedule will change to three days per week from April through October.

Summer Months 
(April through October)
      Even Address  Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
      Odd Address   Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Commercial/HOA  Monday, Wednesday, 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.


Water Rule 21
Water Conservation Resources