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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 21, 2014
Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency declaration Friday , though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation. Reducing the sprinkler usage from daily to three times a week is the most effective way to conserve, as more than half the city's water usage goes toward landscaping, said Bill Mace, the utility's assistant general manager. Usually, the utility sees a drop in water use during the rainy winter months.
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By Jason Wells | March 21, 2009
GLENDALE — Officials at all three local water agencies said Thursday that a recent bump in projected state water deliveries to Southern California would not be enough to stem plans for mandatory restrictions this summer. The California Department of Water Resources on Wednesday announced its intent to increase water deliveries to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a major wholesale supplier to the tri-city area, from 15% to 20% of full allocations, thanks in part to the recent round of heavy rainstorms.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 14, 2010
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power customers have reduced their daily per-capita use from 193 gallons to 163, a drop-off that utility officials said had put the city on track to meet state mandates by 2020. The utility serves more than 7 billion gallons per year to about 100,000 customers, with 75% going to residential, 19% to commercial and the rest to industrial and other users. Taken together, the latest figures from the utility show that the groups have reduced their usage by about 10% from last year, inching closer to compliance with the 2009 law that mandates municipalities to reduce their water consumption by 20% within 10 years.
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By Christopher Cadelago | August 19, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously Monday to dramatically reduce the facility’s water usage. The authority this week will move to a watering schedule of 15 minutes a day, per station, for up to three days a week; it will cut down to a single day for the winter months. The vote to move from the first to second stage of Burbank’s recently modified water rationing ordinance comes one week after the Glendale City Council unanimously voted to initiate its second phase, limiting outdoor watering to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for no more than 10 minutes a day. The Burbank City Council is slated to hold a public hearing Sept.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 13, 2010
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power customers have reduced their daily per capita use from 193 gallons to 163, a drop-off that utility officials said had put the city on track to meet state mandates by 2020. The utility serves more than 7 billion gallons per year to about 100,000 customers, with 75% going to residential, 19% to commercial and the rest to industrial and other users. Taken together, the latest figures from the utility show that the groups have reduced their usage by about 10% from last year, inching closer to compliance with the 2009 law that mandates municipalities reduce their water consumption by 20% within 10 years.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | November 8, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Mayor Dave Golonski, citing Burbank’s robust sales tax growth and a slew of new projects to be unveiled in 2009, said Thursday that the city is in a relatively strong position. But with a continued slump in the economy and a dive in the state’s available water supply, Burbank still faces tremendous challenges. Golonski spoke to hundreds gathered at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center for the annual state of the city address.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | April 12, 2011
Local water utilities are taking different approaches to a decision Tuesday by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to stop rationing water to local utilities. With its reservoirs at above-normal levels, Metropolitan’s Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to eliminate the limits on imported water that were imposed on member agencies, including Glendale, Burbank and the Crescenta Valley, for nearly two years. The action came roughly two weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown proclaimed an end to the state’s multi-year drought after an unusually wet winter.
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October 6, 2007
The following items will be discussed at Tuesday?s Burbank City Council meeting: ? Burbank Water and Power is seeking an expansion of the Recycled Water Master Plan. ? The recycled water system expansion will work to improve the sustainability of Burbank?s water supply and conserve potable water. Use of recycled water for all approved uses will be required where recycled water is available and its use is ?beneficial and practical,? city staff reports said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 21, 2014
Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency declaration Friday , though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation. Reducing the sprinkler usage from daily to three times a week is the most effective way to conserve, as more than half the city's water usage goes toward landscaping, said Bill Mace, the utility's assistant general manager. Usually, the utility sees a drop in water use during the rainy winter months.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 14, 2010
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power customers have reduced their daily per-capita use from 193 gallons to 163, a drop-off that utility officials said had put the city on track to meet state mandates by 2020. The utility serves more than 7 billion gallons per year to about 100,000 customers, with 75% going to residential, 19% to commercial and the rest to industrial and other users. Taken together, the latest figures from the utility show that the groups have reduced their usage by about 10% from last year, inching closer to compliance with the 2009 law that mandates municipalities to reduce their water consumption by 20% within 10 years.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 13, 2010
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power customers have reduced their daily per capita use from 193 gallons to 163, a drop-off that utility officials said had put the city on track to meet state mandates by 2020. The utility serves more than 7 billion gallons per year to about 100,000 customers, with 75% going to residential, 19% to commercial and the rest to industrial and other users. Taken together, the latest figures from the utility show that the groups have reduced their usage by about 10% from last year, inching closer to compliance with the 2009 law that mandates municipalities reduce their water consumption by 20% within 10 years.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 1, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously Monday to dramatically reduce the facility’s water usage. The authority this week will move to a watering schedule of 15 minutes a day, per station, for up to three days a week; it will cut down to a single day for the winter months. The vote to move from the first to second stage of Burbank’s recently modified water rationing ordinance comes one week after the Glendale City Council unanimously voted to initiate its second phase, limiting outdoor watering to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for no more than 10 minutes a day. The Burbank City Council is slated to hold a public hearing Sept.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 21, 2009
GLENDALE — Officials at all three local water agencies said Thursday that a recent bump in projected state water deliveries to Southern California would not be enough to stem plans for mandatory restrictions this summer. The California Department of Water Resources on Wednesday announced its intent to increase water deliveries to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a major wholesale supplier to the tri-city area, from 15% to 20% of full allocations, thanks in part to the recent round of heavy rainstorms.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 8, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Mayor Dave Golonski, citing Burbank’s robust sales tax growth and a slew of new projects to be unveiled in 2009, said Thursday that the city is in a relatively strong position. But with a continued slump in the economy and a dive in the state’s available water supply, Burbank still faces tremendous challenges. Golonski spoke to hundreds gathered at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center for the annual state of the city address.
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