WATER UPDATE: URBAN WATER USE REDUCTION MODIFIED; NOW 8% to 36%

Two weeks ago the State Water Resources Control Board issued recommendations for meeting the mandate of cutting water use in the state by 25%, dividing communities into four tiers of water use and assigning a targets – from 10% to 35% – for reductions.  On Friday, they released a revised version of this plan which expands the tiers number of tiers to 9 and broadens the range of targeted reductions from 8% to 36%.

Of the 400 water agencies in the state, 94 will have to reduce water use by the maximum amount, 36 percent. Twenty three agencies fall in the lowest reduction tier, 8 percent.

Want to know what your water agency’s target is? Click here to see the spreadsheet.

You can also see the draft regulations here.

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