Water utility urges its customers to limit water usage and offers water conservation tips
ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 3 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — California American Water is encouraging its Los Angeles County customers to recognize National Drinking Water Week, May 2-8. The American Water Works Association established National Drinking Water Week more than 30 years ago to raise public awareness of the need for safe and reliable drinking water supplies for public health, fire protection, economic development, and the overall quality of life we enjoy as communities and individuals.
This year, California American Water is focused on promoting water conservation and water-wise practices during National Drinking Water Week. ”Conserving this precious resource remains a top goal,” said, Garry Hofer, California American Water’s operations manager. ”Despite a year of good rain and snowfall, many of our state reservoirs remain low. In addition, endangered species concerns have reduced the amount of water that can be imported through the State Water Project.”
California American Water has made it a priority to help its Los Angeles County customers reduce their water use by providing them with the necessary programs and resources to help them save money on their water bill and protect the environment. Some simple suggestions to conserve water include:
- Water no more than two days a week during the summer months.
- Water before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. to prevent water evaporation.
- Limit watering to 15 minutes outdoors each day per station. Use a weather based controller to prevent overwatering during wet weather.
- Use a hose nozzle with a shut off valve while washing your vehicles.
- Turn off decorative water features unless they re-circulate water.
- Repair your leaks immediately. This could save hundreds of gallons of wasted water a month.
- Avoid water waste by doing your best to limit water use while doing yard work. Don’t allow water to runoff onto sidewalks, driveways or gutters. Use a broom instead of a hose to wash down paved surfaces.
- Pick up free water-saving shower heads, hose nozzles and faucet aerators at our local office.
California American Water offers free Water Wise residential and non-residential surveys, rebates on water-saving appliances, leak detection kits for toilets and other conservation tools and ideas. California American Water customers can sign-up for these services by stopping by California American Water’s local office located at 8657 Grand Avenue, Rosemead, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:25 p.m., or by calling (626) 614-2536.
California American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 people. California American Water’s Los Angeles service district includes approximately 28,000 households and businesses, or a population of about 100,000 people, in the cities of Bradbury, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino and Temple City, as well as unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County and the Baldwin Hills area.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
SOURCE California American Water