Water Conservation Progress Report – We Can Do Better!
Over a year after adopting the State’s emergency drought regulations, the City of Sierra Madre is falling short of the State-mandated goal of reaching a 32% reduction in water usage. The City has seen a consistent decline in water conservation since it first exceeded the State’s target goal by conserving 33% in June (as compared to usage in June 2013). The latest numbers for September 2015 show a month-to-date decline in water use of only 14.8%.
California measures water conservation by comparing usage, beginning on June 1, 2015, with that from the same period in 2013. Based on that cumulative measurement, the City of Sierra Madre is at an estimated 23% conservation rate; far short of the State mandate. Failing to meet the State mandate may result in steep fines or State officials assigning specific additional conservation measures to the City. Furthermore, failing to conserve water extends the time the city relies on imported water instead of our own groundwater.
Daily water consumption has collectively exceeded limits by 20 gallons person. The City of Sierra Madre has a number of resources available to help its residents conserve water. Learn more by clicking on the water drop icon found in the Quick Links menu.