SACRAMENTO – Californians have reduced water use by 27.1 percent in the five months since emergency conservation regulations took effect in June, continuing to meet Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate for October.
In Rialto, our target conservation number is 28% – in October, we missed our target by a few percentage points, reaching 24.3% conservation over our October 2013 consumption. Since June, we have saved a cumulative 21.7% 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.
In October, when outdoor water use – and the opportunity for significant savings – typically drops off from the hot summer months, the statewide conservation rate was 22.2 percent, down from 26.4 percent in September. Adding to the challenge, October brought temperatures that were well above normal for most of the state. Nonetheless, average statewide water use declined from 97 gallons per person per day in September to 87 in October.