The Water Division is responsible for the production, treatment and distribution of potable water to the residents and businesses of the City.
The City of South Pasadena (City) is committed to keeping you informed about the quality of your drinking water. This report is provided to you annually. It includes information describing where your drinking water comes from, the constituents found in your drinking water and how the water quality compares with the regulatory standards.
Should you be experiencing cloudy or discolored water below is a letter and troubleshooting guide with additional information.
The Public Works Department has been receiving reports about cloudy or discolored water. These reports are a result of the introduction of Metropolitan Water District (MWD) surface water into the City’s water distribution system. The different chemistry of water supply from the different sources and the reaction with the City’s water mains and residential pipes, can result in visual changes, including cloudiness or discoloration. This is a temporary condition resulting from a current water source blending requirement to comply with a new State of California 1,2,3,-Trichloropropane (123-TCP) Regulation. The issue will be resolved later this year when the Wilson wellhead treatment is installed and blending will no longer be required. In order to ensure proper water circulation in these areas, the City’s Water Division increased the water flushing program on impacted areas.
For further assistance, please contact the Public Works Department at (626) 403-7240.
City of South Pasadena 2015 Urban Water Management Plan
The City of South Pasadena is has adopted the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) in compliance with Urban Water Management Planning Act, California Water Code Sections 10608 through 10656. Click here to view the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan
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