California water conservation levels off in September

California water conservation levels off in September

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The water conservation rate per capita dipped to 10.3 percent in September according to figures released by the State Water Quality Control Board.  This is down from the 11.6 percent rate in August. 

“Some rain and cooler weather are welcome relief, but they don’t mean the drought is over, not by a longshot,” said Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Board. “Every gallon saved today postpones the need for more drastic, difficult, and expensive action should the drought continue into next year or beyond.”

At the low end, the San Francisco Bay Area averaged 85.2 gallons used per person per day. On the high end, the Colorado River region in Southern California averaged 251.9 gallons per person per day.

The city of Davis had one of the highest water savings rates in the Sacramento Valley with a 28 percent reduction.


From gulp to sip: Davis ranks third in state for water conservation (The Davis Enterprise)

Water Conservation Rate Statewide Drops in September (Capital Public Radio)