The city of La Cañada Flintridge is planning to join local water agencies in an aggressive public education campaign designed to promote water conservation in the foothills.
The city last year launched its Blue Ribbon Water Committee, a 16-member panel of water experts and public officials, to research and develop an action plan in response to the state's ongoing water shortage. According to the report, 87% of water in La Cañada is imported from the Metropolitan Water District, leaving the community vulnerable to rationing and rate hikes.
Among the city's water conservation priorities will be to create a "water page" on its website that will provide critical information and links, said Patrick Clarke, a city planner and committee member. Other outreach efforts will include brochures, fliers and news articles, Clarke said, as well as providing businesses with free or low-cost water-saving devices.