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Drought Tolerant Options and Turf Removal

The City of Glendora, Water Conservation Section is pleased to announce the establishment of the City of Glendora Residential Turf Removal Program.

Requirements and Applications can be found here.

For examples of qualifying landscape design plans, please click here.   

Please submit completed applications to Jennifer Aguilar at or mail applications to City of Glendora, Water Conservation Section, 116 E. Foothill Blvd.,  Glendora, CA 91741. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call (626) 852-4838.






On April 25, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order to strengthen the state’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions and called on all Californians to increase their efforts to conserve water. As a whole the City of Glendora has done a wonderful job of conserving and has collectively achieved a nearly 12% reduction in water use. While that is a phenomenal starting place, the City water system is still suffering from the effects of the drought. 


The City of Glendora typically produces 80% to 100% of our water, but as the water table continues to drop we have been forced to turn off some of our wells and purchase more outside water to make up the difference. We are currently purchasing over 60% of our water with no current avenues for restoring the water table back up to the necessary levels for our wells.  As much as 60-70% of your water usage is outdoor landscaping. Rethinking the way you use water in landscaping can help to stretch our limited supplies and ensure that water is there when we need it. However, conserving water does not require us to let properties go unkempt or allow our precious vegetation die. 


Our environment relies heavily on vegetation to help keep our air clean and provide a habitat for wildlife and other creatures. You can have a landscape that provides wonderful curb appeal and continues to keep our environment balanced. The City of Glendora is fortunate to have three drought tolerant demonstration gardens – Glendora Library, Gladstone Park, and the Water Yard Building – that will show you firsthand the immense variety of drought tolerant plants available and how they can add color to your landscape without increasing your water use. Feel free to take a look at these drought tolerant landscapes and stop by the locations listed above for a hands-on look.

For more information, please contact the City of Glendora Water Conservation Section at 626-852-4838.

Thank you for your continued efforts in conserving one of our most precious resources!

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