The relatively dry 2017-18 winter in California resurfaced recent memories of drought conservation mandates. From 2013-16, urban water utilities complied with voluntary, then mandatory, water use limits as part of Executive Order B-37-16. Urban water utilities met a statewide 25 percent conservation target, helping the state weather severe drought. Winter rains in 2016-17 led to a reprieve from mandatory conservation. Freed from statewide requirements, urban water agencies ended mandatory cutbacks by meeting “stress tests” that included several years of secured water supplies. A useful outcome of the 2013-17 drought period was long-needed reporting data on monthly urban water use and conservation.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Andrea Mora https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Andrea Mora2018-05-17 16:57:432018-06-26 17:50:29How Much Water Should California Cities Use? New Data Could Help