Upper District Hosts Annual Family Festival, Honors Water Smart School Districts in the San Gabriel Valley
MONROVIA, CA – Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) is ready to celebrate water conservation on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Waterfest 2017 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Park! Upper District is hosting its annual Waterfest 2017 in partnership with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship.
This year, Upper District will honor five school districts from within our service territory with the San Gabriel Valley Water Smart award. Monrovia Unified School District, Bassett Unified School District, El Monte Union High School District, West Covina Unified School District and San Gabriel Unified School District have achieved significant reductions in their water usage through their participation in Upper District’s Large Landscape Survey & Retrofit program. Upper District is proud to present this award and honor local legislators, cities, businesses and school districts from the San Gabriel Valley who are leading examples in water conservation.
“Honoring these school districts is our way of thanking them for their environmental stewardship and reducing their water footprint by retrofitting their large turf areas,” said Upper District Board President Ed Chavez. “WaterFest is the perfect community event to honor these San Gabriel Valley school districts who have headed the call to become more water efficient.”
Over 50 exhibitor booths focused on water sustainability and environmental stewardship will be set up to educate and entertain residents of all ages. There will be food trucks, raffle prizes, activities and giveaways. Waterfest will also have cheer competition for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s cheerleading teams. Over 500 cheerleaders will participate and each team will have one minute to perform a water conservation-themed cheer. The top three teams will receive a 2017 WaterFest trophy.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 10am – 2pm at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Park, located at 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
This is to inform you that the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)/Initial Study (IS). The Draft MND/IS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Indirect Reuse Replenishment Project (IRRP).
Public Review and Comment Period: The comment period for the Draft MND/IS begins on Monday, October 9, 2017. Responses should be sent at the earliest possible date but no later than Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Copies of Draft MND/IS and appendices are available on Upper District’s website: www.upperdistrict.org. Copies of the Draft MND/IS and all documents referenced in the Draft MND/IS are available for public review by appointment at the Upper District office, location listed below. Please contact Fran DeLach at the e-mail address listed below to set up an appointment. All comments must be postmarked by Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or email. Please send your responses to:
Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
602 E. Huntington Drive, Suite B.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Attention: Fran DeLach
Public Hearing: A public hearing to consider the adoption of the Final MND will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The hearing will be held in the Upper District Board Room located at Upper District’s office.
The CEQA files to be posted on the website are too large to attach, but can be downloaded using the links below.
Initial Study Appendices
September 18, 2017
The Sanitation Districts’ Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson currently treats and cleans wastewater from homes and businesses. Under the Regional Recycled Water Program, Metropolitan would purify the treated wastewater through various advanced processes to produce a safe, high-quality water source to replenish groundwater basins in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The program will begin with a 500,000-gallon-per-day demonstration facility that will generate information needed for the potential future construction of a full-scale recycled water plant.
RRWP Groundbreaking Advisory FINAL 091417