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Southern California Draws Down State Water Conservation Rate

  

The California Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday that statewide residential water use was cut 9.8 percent in November 2014 compared to the same period a year ago.

Governor Jerry Brown has asked for a 20 percent conservation rate, a figure that has yet to be reached.

The Sacramento River region achieved the largest cut in water use in November at 25.6 percent. The South Coast region cut water use just 3.2 percent.

The water board called the November conservation rate by the Southern California region "disappointing." 

The Board report said with 56 percent of the state's residential water customers in Southern California, the minimal conservation "significantly affected the November statewide average for residential water savings."

The November conservation results from the state Water Resources Control Board Tuesday:

The Sacramento River hydrologic region decreased water use by 25.6 percent in November compared to the same time in 2013, charting the most savings of any hydrologic region. Sacramento was followed by:

  • Central Coast hydrological region (20.9 percent water use decrease over November 2013)
  • North Coast hydrologic region (19.5 percent water use decrease over November 2013)
  • San Joaquin River hydrologic region (18.6 percent water use decrease over November 2013)
  • San Francisco Bay hydrologic region (18.3 percent water use decrease over November 2013).

The South Coast hydrologic region mildly improved with 3.2 percent water conservation for November, as compared to October’s 1.2 percent.

 

For mobile viewers click here to view a chart of Residential Gallons Per Capita Per day.

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Ed Joyce

Former All Things Considered Anchor & Reporter

Ed Joyce is a former reporter and All Things Considered news anchor at Capital Public Radio. Ed is a veteran journalist with experience in a variety of news positions across all media platforms, including radio, television, web and print.   Read Full Bio