June 3, 2009
There has been extensive discussion of late regarding Burbank’s water resources. On the one hand, we have been told California is emerging from several years of drought, we can only count on a limited supply from the Sacramento Delta, and population-driven demand is compelling us to make more efficient use of, and ardently conserve, our limited water supply. We have been told to expect to pay more for less, accept huge water rate increases, and be subjected to mandatory water conservation rules, such as rationing, restricted landscape watering, prohibited pool refilling, and retrofitting our homes with low flow wash, shower and flush fixtures upon resale.
February 6, 2008
BURBANK — The City Council, by a 4-1 vote, supported a plan Tuesday to reduce Burbank’s water supply from the regional water district in the face of historic droughts and legal battles tying up water deliveries. Low levels of snowpack in the Colorado Basin and Sierra Nevada, record drought in the Colorado River and a federal court case that has siphoned off water from the Sacramento River/San Joaquin Delta prompted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to recommend 10% cuts in the local water supply, said Glenn Brown, Metropolitan’s district director, who addressed the council Tuesday.