The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) issued a press release asking residents in Pasadena and the Foothill Communities (La Crescenta, La Canada and Altadena) to curtail water use during a pipeline shutdown starting February 21 – February 28. There is ABOSOLUTELY NO OUTDOOR WATERING ALLOWED DURING THIS SEVEN DAY STRETCH. Good news is that you should already be on your winter watering schedule of once a week at the most. Our current rains have provided more than enough to carry us through so your yard will survive just fine. If you are worried about a particular ornamental plant, feel free to save your shower or bath water to use. This will cause absolutely no harm to the plants.