Good environmental news you can use from the City of Pasadena: Greywater 101 and other green matters
Watts Current- August 2015 Issue
GREYWATER 101 SYMPOSIUM
Pasadena residents are invited to attend a Greywater 101 Symposium on Saturday, August 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, Sky Room, 393 North Lake in Pasadena. This two-hour symposium will provide residents with an overview of the different types of greywater systems, an introduction to PWP's new Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Greywater Program, information about our upcoming greywater installation training workshops, as well as information about upcoming incentives and resources to help install a greywater system in your home. To RSVP for the upcoming Greywater 101 Symposium call 626.744.6970 or click here to learn more.
BILL PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PWP recognizes that some of our customers may need extra help to pay their utility bills. Through PWP's Electric Utility Assistance Program (EUAP), we offer three income-qualified financial assistance programs for paying electric bills, as well as a program to help offset electricity costs associated with home medical equipment. Depending on your household income, you may qualify for bill credits and waivers on surcharges and taxes. To learn more about these programs, click here.
GETTING READY TO KICK EDUCATION INTO HIGH GEAR
As a community-owned utility, we are proud of the partnership we have with the schools in our city. We support various events and programs throughout Pasadena by partnering with key organizations to foster an educational environment that promotes sustainable awareness and conservation. Beginning with our elementary schools, students receive both in-classroom interactive lessons and off-site exploration to gain a better grasp on how energy and water are produced and ultimately, how they can do their part to be energy and water efficient. From there, junior high and high schools have a variety of opportunities to interact such as, home-energy audit, solar boat competition, and more. To read more click here.
PASADENA FIRE STATIONS ARE GOING GREEN
Pasadena Fire in partnership with PWP will be converting the available turf of all the fire stations and transform them into drought tolerant landscaping. Come check out the Open House of Fire Station 33 located at 515 N. Lake Avenue on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and get tips on how to prepare for a disaster and to learn more out about these landscape conversions. For details about the upcoming event, click here.
DROUGHT TOLERANT & RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP
Attend a free workshop on Sept 13 at Descanso Gardens and learn how to conserve water and maintain an attractive landscape during a drought. You will also learn how to capture and use rooftop runoff with a rain barrel. In addition, Pasadena residents can receive a rebate of up to $100 toward a rain barrel. RSVPs are required to attend the workshop; space is limited. To register, click here.
KEEP CONSERVING WATER - PASADENA IS DOING GREAT!
When Governor Brown announced a statewide water reduction goal in June, Pasadena was asked to reduced water usage by 28% or possibly incur penalty charges. Nearly three months later, the Pasadena community should be proud of the traction made, currently the City has saved 24%! With the ongoing heat, your commitment to conserving matters greatly. To learn more about what you can do to save water indoors and outdoors, check out our new video, click here.
BEAT THE HEAT - REBATES TO HELP STAY COOL!
Did you know that PWP offers a wide range of rebates to help upgrade your home to become energy efficient and help you save money?
Energy Star Room AC or Ceiling Fan - up to $85/unit