LA CRESCENTA -- The Crescenta Valley Water District is seeking the
help of a consulting firm to study the possibility of acquiring more
imported water as part of a continued effort to cope with a supply
Preliminary reports from the firm, Navigant Consulting of Glendale,
are expected within the next few weeks, district General Manager Mike
“Obviously ,if we’re looking at shortages of water supply, we’d better
turn over every rock and look at every available source,” he said.
Navigant Consulting will perform a $25,000 study, funded by the water
district, to determine what facilities and connection capabilities would
be needed to import water from the city of Glendale.
The district is looking at possibly buying surplus water from the city
at wholesale prices, an arrangement city officials have said they are
tentatively considering, Sovich said.
The Foothill Water District has also hired the firm to determine the
feasibility of increasing the capacity of the connection that delivers
water from the Foothill district to the Crescenta Valley district.
Rainfall levels have reached only a third of the annual average so far
this year. A total of 7.92 inches fell as of April 15, compared with
24.45 inches averaged each year. The chance of this year’s rainfall level
increasing significantly are slim, Sovich said.
“Most of the rainfall usually occurs between mid-November to March,
sometimes April,” he said.