Glendora residents first asked, now told to cut back on water use

After a voluntary conservation effort failed, Glendora City Council members voted to enact mandatory conservation measures Tuesday. Full Story
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JackSchitt

Arcadia, CA

#1 May 27, 2009
OMG, how will they water there pot plants?
JackSchitt

Arcadia, CA

#2 May 27, 2009
Oops, above should be 'their pot plants'.
Jim Nazium

Los Angeles, CA

#3 May 27, 2009
Is the City of Glendora willing to pay a fine if they do not fix a leaking water mains in a timely manner? I'm just asking! It seams only fair!
If the City were to fix all of their water leaks I'm sure they could easily reduce throughput by more than the 10% they are looking for....
gun toting gramma

Monrovia, CA

#4 May 28, 2009
I agree with Jim. Two years ago, under a similar water conservation situation, I witnessed water streaming down the gutter where I live for 2 days. Upon researching, I found a broken main in front of a home, I called the city, they seemed to be aware of the situation, and after a total of 5 days of gallons and gallons of water wasted, they fixed the problem. It makes no sense to me.
uncle_vito

United States

#5 May 28, 2009
Water conservation is a farce.
Biggest waste of water is running it to get your shower hot.

Houses need recirculation systems to keep the pipes hot. However this wastes energy.

So what is more important: Save water or save energy.

For the water wasted waiting for the shower water to get hot, you could have watered the sidewalk for 5 minutes or kept that lawn that uses so much water.

What a farce.

Vito
Nicholas

Ontario, CA

#6 May 28, 2009
This is the worst most inept City Council in the history of Glendora. Not a capable leader in the group. The council needs to take full responsibility for the city failing to meet the 10% reduction voluntarily. It would be an unbelievable sight to see the mayor and council out walking around the neighborhoods of the city talking to the citizens and letting them know first hand what is required to comply and why this has all occurred.
Old Water Buffalo

Vashon, WA

#7 May 28, 2009
Regarding water main leaks, it takes two days or more to have other underground utilities locate their facilities.
MK ULTRA

Anaheim, CA

#8 May 28, 2009
"Drought watch 2009"

"Glendora dust bowl"

Hog wash!
Oh, hog washing is now illegal in town.

Okay how about "B.S."

Glendora has water rights and a well located in Azusa, why not kick it up a notch to say 10%.

Who cares about the valleys aquifer, pump it!

It's all more smoke and mirrors
The kick Is Good

Santa Ana, CA

#9 May 28, 2009
Good move Glendora CC...this is long overdue. Other cities already have, or will soon be following similar paths.

Most people have no concept of how important water is, but they are about to find out.
Salty Dogs

Rowland Heights, CA

#10 May 28, 2009
Glendora's City Council* is and always has been REACTIVE not PROACTIVE!

Thse people are clueless in what they stand for or there responsabilities.

These so call" elected learders of Glendora, California are followers, and only respond to their handlers (political hacks and money donners).

*Karen Davis, Ken Herman, Gary M. Clifford, Douglas F. Tessitor and of course Gene Murabito.
do it

La Crescenta, CA

#11 May 28, 2009
uncle_vito wrote:
Water conservation is a farce.
Biggest waste of water is running it to get your shower hot.
Houses need recirculation systems to keep the pipes hot. However this wastes energy.
So what is more important: Save water or save energy.
For the water wasted waiting for the shower water to get hot, you could have watered the sidewalk for 5 minutes or kept that lawn that uses so much water.
What a farce.
Vito
I have a bucket in my shower- I turn on the hot water- and catch the water that is cold- once its warm I turn off the water-.
Usually the bucket fills to the 3/4 mark- I then jump in the shower- leaving the bucket at the base of the tub- continuing to catch the water that drips from the faucet-
Im done with my shower in 5 min.
In the afternoon- when I get home- I take that bucket and use it to water plants.
Just call me Lu

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 28, 2009
Hillarious, did all 5 council bob their head yes or was there any descent at all.
And the article had space to include a plug for good old Rain Bird as well.
Is Rain Bird still in Glendora? I thought they sold there location to a residential
developer and moved their operations to Mexico.
Terrence ODay

Norwalk, CA

#13 May 28, 2009
I believe in conserving water, and even use a 5-gallon "camper shower" in my apartment. My apartment complex has artificial grass and drought-resistent plants. But I always laugh when I hear water and money in the same sentence. So...the water companies will impose huge fines on those cities that don't conserve water? Fine, but I'll predict what will happen. Water companies scream "conserve or we punish you!" Cities conserve, conserve, conserve. Water companies scream "cities are conserving too much! We're losing money! Punish the cities for conserving too much by raising their rates!" I've seen that song-and-dance quite a few times over the years.
uncle_vito

La Mirada, CA

#14 May 28, 2009
do it wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a bucket in my shower- I turn on the hot water- and catch the water that is cold- once its warm I turn off the water-.
Usually the bucket fills to the 3/4 mark- I then jump in the shower- leaving the bucket at the base of the tub- continuing to catch the water that drips from the faucet-
Im done with my shower in 5 min.
In the afternoon- when I get home- I take that bucket and use it to water plants.
I am impressed. I will bet Al Gore doesn't even go that far.

What if I told you that I do not flush my toilet for 1 week then I water my vegatables with it. Yummy.

Vito
Do it Too

Los Angeles, CA

#15 May 28, 2009
We all take things for granted, and water is no exception. We only know that it comes out of the faucet, and that it will keep coming out whenever we open our faucets. We will quickly know how much we really need it, when it no longer comes out like it used to and when we we feel it in our pocket books. And only then "maybe" we'll learn. But when the drought is over in another year or two or three or more, we will forget and waste water just like before.
But am doing my share for what it's worth. I also catch water in the tub before and during a shower, and have my three teens do the same. Then I water our plants and trees and bushes. I do this because I saw how dry it is up in Northern Californis and especially how dry Mt. Lassen was last summer. The perpetual snow I once saw there was not there anymore.
McWow

Rowland Heights, CA

#16 May 28, 2009
Glad to see there are others who enjoy this water restriction.
Jesse James

Rowland Heights, CA

#18 May 28, 2009
Ya! All the outlaws are doing the same tonight, right City Council members of Glendora, California and all their friends and politicial donners.
Marcus

Brea, CA

#19 May 28, 2009
I'm not going to let my lawn die to make the Delta Smelt more comfortable. I can't wait for the first pencil-necked city employee to try to write me a ticket... that will end badly.
Marcus

Brea, CA

#20 May 28, 2009
Do it Too wrote:
But when the drought is over in another year or two or three or more, we will forget and waste water just like before.
There is no drought. The water shortage is because of a court order to protect a minnow that lives 400 miles from here. And I expect the people I'm paying to manage the water system to provide as much as I want to use; it's not up to them to decide what usage is o.k. and what is "waste."
JackSchitt

Arcadia, CA

#21 May 28, 2009
Joe Momma wrote:
I'm purposely gonna leave my hose on overnight.
I'm going to turn my neighbor's water on overnight and see what happens.

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