Despite being the hottest June on record, California’s urban water suppliers reduced water use by 27.3 percent, a savings of 59.4 billion gallons, as compared to the same time in 2013. June conservation efforts put the State on track to achieve the 1.2 million acre-feet savings goal by February 2016, as called for by the Governor in his April 1 Executive Order. Water suppliers have made significant Investments in their education and outreach programs to communicate the need to conserve to their customers. June’s enforcement statistics highlight the growing awareness of how water is used locally as a result of these programs. Water suppliers reported that their compliance and enforcement programs saw an almost two-fold increase in the number of complaints of water waste which resulted in a big jump in reported penalties.
For more information on the June 2015 statewide conservation report (including individual supplier data), conservation compliance information and other supporting documents are available on the State Water Board website at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/conservation_portal/conservation_reporting.shtml
Original article published by the State Water Board of California.