Did you know the largest use of water in Sierra Madre is for irrigation? While there are many ways to save water, one of the best ways to conserve is to lessen the frequency and/or the duration of landscape irrigation.
The dry winter Sierra Madre just experienced seriously affected the groundwater levels as well as increased consumption by the City’s water customers. Due to the lack of rainfall, there was no recovery in the water levels in the East Raymond groundwater basin leading the Raymond Basin Watermaster to reduce the City’s groundwater pumping right by almost 47%.
As warm weather is upon us, it is imperative that everyone in the community does everything they can to conserve water. Active, thoughtful water conservation by everyone in Sierra Madre now could help the City avoid stringent mandatory measures and/or the import of water from sources outside the City.Due to low water levels in the aquifer that Sierra Madre draws all of its water from, the City Council will hold a Public Hearing on May 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm.