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Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Several of the recent wildfires in California have been attributed to ignition caused by high voltage electrical lines coming in contact with vegetation. Only 4% of Azusa Light & Water's service territory is in the high fire threat zone in the north part of the City, and all electrical facilities in this area are underground and have a very low fire risk profile. Azusa's Wildfire Mitigation Plan documents measures taken by the Light & Water Department to fully mitigate the risk of wildfires caused by Azusa electric facilities.

Azusa engaged Guidehouse, Inc., to review the revised WMP as statutorily required, and Guidehouse has concluded that the revised WMP is comprehensive and meets the statutory requirements of California Public Utilities Code Section 8387. 

SB 901 also requires that the WMP be updated and approved by ALW’s governing board annually. The effectiveness of the WMP was monitored by tracking number of wildfires and local fires ignited by Azusa electric utility equipment and circuit relay operations in the high fire threat zone. No such fires or relay operations occurred during FY 2020-21, which confirms the effectiveness of the WMP.

Please take a moment to review the updated Azusa's Wildfire Mitigation Plan approved by the Utility Board on June 28, 2021. View Guidehouse’s WMP independent evaluation report at the following link and provide any feedback:

Updated City of Azusa Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Wildfire Mitigation Plan Independent Evaluation

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Landscape WATERING reduced to two days per week effective immediately

Azusa Light & Water (ALW) urges all customers to reduce water use to avoid future severe restrictions.

Drought conditions are getting dire. According to the US drought monitor, 97% of the State is experiencing severe drought and water supplies statewide and locally remain below normal levels.

At the special meeting of the Utility Board on May 31, ALW recommended reducing outdoor watering schedule to two days per week effective immediately until further notice and continue to implement other water use restrictions. These restrictions have been in place since 2017, which helped ALW customers meet the 20% water use reduction required by the State.

Customers who do not comply will receive a warning, followed by escalating fines up to $200 for residential users and up to $600 for commercial users.

Drought Watering Schedule 
(Effective June 1, 2022 until further notice)
      Even Address   Thursday, Sunday
      Odd Address   Wednesday, Saturday
Commercial/HOA   Monday, 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