Claremont has a serious water problem. Its dimensions became glaringly clear on April 18 when the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) announced that the City of Trees must reduce its residential consumption of water by 36 percent. That is the highest tier of reductions statewide, putting Claremont on a par with the much-maligned Beverly Hills and Rancho Santa Fe.
Four months ago, Claremont voters approved Measure W to finance the acquisition of the Claremont water system by 71 percent. In the time since the revenue bond measure passed, the city has been moving forward on the acquisition of the water system.
On November 25, 2014 the city council held a public hearing to determine if the public’s interest would be served in acquiring the water system