Local Water Users Pull Back On Water Conservation Efforts

Local Water Users Pull Back On Water Conservation Efforts

Local water users took advantage of a wet February and pulled back on their water conservation efforts. According to the State Water Boards, Calaveras County Water District customers did not conserve any water when compared to February of 2013, down from their 7.2% savings of February 2016. Amador Water Agency customers compared 11.3% compared to February 2013, down from their 14.7% effort in February 2016. The Water Boards say that, while we have seen a huge amount of rainfall and snowpack this year, we are still coming off of a 4-year drought and conservation is still important. In fact, they are developing a plan called “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life,” which makes permanent the monthly reporting of water use from urban water suppliers. It also includes permanently prohibiting wasteful practices like hosing off sidewalks and driveways, excessively watering lawns or watering lawns during or within 48 hours after a rain event.

 

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