Alhambra City Council will vote Monday on implementing a water conservation plan that regulates water use in the city. The ordinance fulfills a state requirement that calls on local communities to increase water conservation in response to California's severe drought.
If adopted, Alhambra's Water Shortage Plan II will take effect Aug. 1 and mainly regulate outdoor water use. The ordinance prohibits watering sidewalks or other paved surfaces, filling decorative fountains or ponds unless the structures recycle the water, refilling pools or spas, and using a hose to wash cars or building exteriors without an operating shut-off valve. The ordinance also restricts landscape watering to every three days and prohibits it between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Alhambra City Council will also discuss Monday amending the Water Shortage Plan to allow for "health and safety" water usage, according to the City Council agenda.
City Council meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.