Environment & Science

La Cañada-Flintridge turns to Glendale's recycled water for trees

La Canada Flintridge will turn to Glendale to help water its thirsty street meridian trees.
La Canada Flintridge will turn to Glendale to help water its thirsty street meridian trees.
Erika Aguilar/KPCC

A Southern California city plans to import recycled water by the truckload to keep the trees and plants in its street medians green.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that La Cañada-Flintridge is working to bring in water from the nearby city of Glendale because it does not have its own recycled water infrastructure.

La Cañada-Flintridge will take water from a Glendale hydrant that is metered and then will pay a per-unit fee for the water.

The city will be the first one to open a metered account as part of a Glendale program usually reserved for construction companies that need excess water for projects.

The city is already using imported recycled water to irrigate street medians at three locations three times a week.