By now you’ve all heard plenty about the drought. On January 17th, Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought. A few days later, the State Water Project announced a zero allocation for 2014 for the first time in the Project’s 54-year history.
Thanks to proactive planning over the last 20 years, Southern California has increased storage to help reduce the impact of drought. Rate payers across Southern California have contributed to this effort.
Here at Camrosa, we have multiple local resources that buffer us against shortages. Our existing potable wells and non-potable resources continue to provide more than 60% of our total water use. The new Round Mountain desalination facility, online in March, will reduce import demand by another 10% and new projects in the works will do even more. We continue to develop projects to improve self-reliance.
Conservation is just part of how we respond to drought or other water shortages, which is why, in keeping with the Governor’s request, we’re asking for customers to voluntarily reduce their usage by 20 percent.
Water is an essential component of life itself. In order to ensure its availability, while saving money, it is crucial that everyone practice good water conservation, especially in times of drought.
Water Conservation is a good way of life and it does not require a major change in lifestyle. A little effort will make a big difference.
Camrosa offers a variety of resources, services, programs and information to help meet using water wisely and to help you save money and live water smart.