Upper District Background
The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) was formed by voters of 18 cities and Los Angeles County unincorporated areas on December 8, 1959. In 1963, residents of the Upper District voted to join the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), to import water from the Colorado River, and later from the State Water Project into the San Gabriel Valley.
Nearly one million people live and work in the Upper District's 144 square mile service area. Annually, demand for treated, untreated and recycled water in the Upper District service area averages more than 78 billion gallons. The Upper District partners with many public and private entities to provide a sustainable, high quality water supply to residents and businesses within the greater San Gabriel Valley. Consistent with its motto of “Where Solutions Flow,” the Upper District is widely recognized for its customer service orientation, community involvement, and creativity in promoting water quality, water recycling, and water conservation.
Plant Program introduction
The Plant Voucher Program (Program) offered by Upper District provides residents within Upper District’s territory with a voucher with a value of up to $250 towards the purchase of approved drought-tolerant plants. The purpose of the Program is to provide residents within Upper District an education base, plant palette, and actual plants for changing the residents’ current landscaping to a more climate-appropriate garden.
We have partnered with a local nursery to source all of the plant material for the program. The nursery was selected for its wide selection of drought-tolerant plant materials, it is centrally located within Upper District’s territory, and it is open to the public.
Information on where you can pick up your plants will be provided once you qualify for the program.
Upper District hired EcoTech to administer and implement the Program. Please contact EcoTech if you have any questions regarding participation guidelines, application process, voucher status, or any other general Program questions.