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Wildfire Mitigation Plan

The recent wildfires in California have been attributed to ignition caused by high voltage electrical lines coming in contact with vegetation. While Azusa Light & Water (ALW) provides electrical service in the high fire risk zone in the north part of the City, no wildfires have ever been caused by ALW electrical facilities. As a community-owned utility, ALW’s mission is to provide safe and reliable power to the community.

Please take a moment to review and provide feedback on the Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) approved by the City Council on December 16, 2019. The WMP identifies the City of Azusa’s wildfire risks and prescribes the preventative programs and activities to be implemented within the very high fires hazard severity zones in ALW’s service territory.

Read the Wildfire Mitigation Plan 

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Although the drought officially ended in March 2019, given the variability of rainfall in Southern California, it is important to emphasize the importance of water conservation by residents and businesses.

The watering schedule will change to three days per week from April through October.

Summer Months 
(April through October)
      Even Address  Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
      Odd Address  Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Commercial/HOA  Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Watering by a hand-held hose with a positive shut-off nozzle, a bucket or watering can; a rain barrel; a drip irrigation system; or reclaimed, recycled or gray wastewater may be done on any day.

All mandatory water conservation measures (Water Rule 21) will continue to be enforced, including:

• No excess runoff
• No watering between 9 AM to 6 PM
• Watering is limited to 30 minutes per location per day
• No washing down hardscape
• Vehicle handwashing only with bucket and hose with positive shutoff nozzle
• No watering during rain events or 48 hours afterwards

In order to facilitate recharge of the local groundwater basin in preparation for future water shortage periods, water users shall actively seek to limit the total water usage to an amount equal to or less than the corresponding month of the prior year.


Water Rule 21
Water Conservation Resources