On the day it became official that this was the wettest October in Redding in more than 50 years, the state released water conservation numbers for September. Redding conserved 7 percent based on its 2013 baseline usage. That was down from the more than 20 percent the city saved in September 2015. Still, Redding earlier this year chose not to reduce residents’ water usage from 2013 based on its 100 percent allotment. So the 7 percent reduction was an improvement over zero conservation.