– Californians have reduced water use by 25.5 percent since June, continuing to meet Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate during the last three months of 2015.
In December, the statewide conservation rate was 18.3 percent, down from 20.4 percent in November, compared to the same months in 2013.
In Rialto, our target conservation number is 28% – in December, we missed our target by several percentage points, reaching 7% conservation over our October 2013 consumption. Since June, we have saved a cumulative 19.7% on the way to our overall goal. Thank you for your efforts to conserve water – please review our conservation tips so we continue to work toward meeting our goal.
A drop in the water conservation rate was expected during the cooler fall and winter months, when Californians use less water and there is less opportunity to save on outdoor water use compared with the hot summer months. Indeed, average statewide water use declined from 76 gallons per person per day in November to 67 gallons in December, the second lowest per-person rate since water-use reporting began in June 2014.