First published in the Aug. 13 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
Glendale Water and Power just sent out a notice that there should be no outdoor watering from Sept. 6-20.
The city receives about 60% of its water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), which is currently supplying Glendale with water from the Colorado River because of a severe shortage on the State Water Project system.
MWD is preparing for a 15-day emergency shutdown in order to complete an urgent repair to one of its major pipelines that delivers water from the Colorado River to the treatment plant that supplies Glendale. This pipeline will be out of service for approximately two weeks.
Please read carefully: because of a severe shortage on the State Water Project system.
The government in Sacramento, from the governor to the newest elected officials (almost all Democrats), have completely let us down. The State Water Project has billions of dollars set aside to prevent shortages. Political haggling has stopped any progress toward solving this well-known problem.
While Sacramento is working diligently to usurp all local zoning laws to allow for even more housing, they have completely ignored the infrastructure needed to support that growth.
And to add to that moronic thinking the city of Glendale can’t look at a vacant lot downtown and not see a 300-, 400- or 500-unit new apartment building.
Please remember elections have consequences.