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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY AND THE DROUGHT : Azusa Delays Mandatory Cutback

June 20, 1991

The Azusa City Council delayed action Monday on approving a 10% water cutback until further studies are done on any repercussions of not beginning a mandatory conservation program.

The City Council in April unanimously approved a three-phase water conservation program that required mandatory cutbacks whenever the district water supply reached a shortfall.

The first phase, which sets up times when residents can water their lawns and prohibits hosing sidewalks and driveways, has been in effect since May, 1990.

The council, however, did not grant the request of Azusa Light and Water Department to begin Phase 2, which calls for a 10% cutback. Officials said they first wanted to know what penalties are possible at the state and district level if they don't begin the mandatory phase.

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