SACRAMENTO – Californians reduced water use by nearly 27 percent during August, exceeding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent conservation mandate for a third straight month.
In Rialto, our target conservation number is 28% – in August, we fell short of that goal, reaching 17.1% conservation over our August 2013 consumption. Thank you for your efforts to conserve water – please review our conservation tips so we continue to work toward meeting our goal.
“Millions of Californians stepped up to save water this summer and we must all keep up the good work because no one knows how much longer this historic drought will continue,” said Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. “With continued heat, the danger of more wildfires, and no way of knowing when the drought will end, every drop of water that remains in our local reservoirs and aquifers is insurance in case of another dry year or more.”