Our June reduction percentage was 41.4% which is our highest reduction to date. SCWA appreciate the effort put forth by our customers and we urge continued conservation at this level. We need to be reaching these high numbers now when the opportunity to conserve is highest – as outdoor water use is highest – because in the fall and winter outdoor water use is normally minimal so the opportunity to conserve is greatly reduced.
What is required of SCWA customers to support conservation
In the April 17, 2015 draft of the State Water Board’s Emergency Drought Regulation, the State Water Board has specifically identified a 32% Conservation Requirement for the Sacramento County Water Agency. The State’s Drought Regulation was finalized and adopted on May 5, at which time SCWA was assigned the final conservation requirement of 32%.
Emergency Regulations Fact Sheet
In order for SCWA and its customers to achieve this conservation requirement, SCWA implemented Stage 3 of its adopted SCWA Water Shortage Contingency Plan.
Stage 3 requirements are as follows: SCWA customers will be limited to 1 day a week to irrigate turf. With a goal of helping our customers preserve trees and perennial shrubs, watering by drip system will be permitted 3 days a week. ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED BY EMERGENCY REGULATIONS:
HELPING YOUR LAWN AND LANDSCAPING SURVIVE THE DROUGHT
Landscape Survival Tips for a Long, Dry Summer
Lawn Care During Times of Drought
Caring Trees During a Drought (Sacramento Tree Foundation)
10 Tips for Saving Gallons of Water in the Garden this Year (California Native Plant Society)
ADDITIONAL WATER SAVING TIPS
Top Ways to Save
Water Smart Tips
Tree Care During Drought
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