Glendale Implements Phase I of its Water Conservation Ordinance

Post Date:05/10/2017 8:01 AM

Atineh Haroutunian
Glendale Water & Power
(818) 548-3381


May 10, 2017


Glendale Implements Phase I of its Water Conservation Ordinance

 GLENDALE, California – The Glendale City Council has implemented Phase I of the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance.  Previously, Glendale had been in Phase II of mandatory water conservation, restricting watering to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The change comes after Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-40-17 on April 7, 2017, ending California’s drought state of emergency.

Since the unprecedented water supply shortage of 2015, Glendale Water & Power’s (GWP) customers have saved over 3.6 billion gallons of water, while under various watering restrictions.  In response, many customers have transformed their landscaping to more closely match the natural environment, thus helping with continued conservation.

“It is still important to keep conserving and we continue to encourage customers to save water as we have seen it is becoming a way of life.” Said Steve Zurn, General Manager of Glendale Water and Power.

GWP customers are still required to adhere to Glendale’s No Water Waste Policy which prevents watering between 9am and 6pm, and has other water restrictions that are in effect at all times to help prevent the misuse of water. The No Water Waste policy includes:

  • Potable water shall not be used for hose washing of hardscapes
  • No overspray onto sidewalks or gutters
  • Decorative fountains can only be used with recirculation systems
  • Customers must fix leaks on their premises within 72 hours
  • Irrigation times are between 6 pm and 9 am
  • There is no irrigation on windy days, when it is raining, or within 48 hours after it rains
  • Vehicle washing is restricted to use of a hand-held bucket and quick rinses using a hose with a positive shutoff nozzle 

More details about the policy can be seen at


Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility.  Glendale Water & Power generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 85,358 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also provides water to 33,744 customers.  Twitter @COGwaterpower Facebook /Glendalewaterandpower.

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