Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
Information regarding water usage, regulations, and possible rebates may be obtained from the City’s water provider, Golden State Water, www.gswater.com/san-dimas.
In response to the ongoing limited water resources in California, the State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency regulations to ensure water agencies, their customers, and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement. The conservation regulations are intended to reduce outdoor urban water use. These regulations, adopted by the State Water Board, mandate minimum actions to conserve water supplies. Most Californians use more water outdoors than indoors. In some areas, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping.
Many communities and water suppliers have taken bold steps over the years and this year to reduce water use; however, many have not and much more can and should be done statewide to extend diminishing water supplies. With this regulation, all Californians will be expected to stop: washing down driveways and sidewalks; watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff; using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature unless the water recirculates. The regulations make an exception for health and safety circumstances.
Visit SaveOurH2O.org to find out how everyone can do their part.