SAN GABRIEL >> With five water companies serving the small city, it can be confusing and difficult for residents to make sense of the water situation in San Gabriel.
In an effort to coordinate conservation efforts, representatives from four of the five agencies, as well as the region’s water supplier Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, sat down with city staff Tuesday.
“It’s a big issue statewide and we are kind of sitting on the sidelines,” Public Works Director and City Engineer Daren Grilley said. “We wanted to coordinate with the five purveyors that serve our customers because we’ve had calls from residents and we need answers. But also we are a big customer of water so we want to make sure we are doing the right thing.”
For all five companies — San Gabriel County Water District, California American Water, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Sunny Slope Water and Golden State Water Company — conservation has become a key issue following the new state restrictions resulting from the drought.