The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors unanimously approved Stage 2.5 Water Conservation Measures at its regular meeting Wednesday, October 14. These measures provide customers with additional watering flexibility as winter approaches, days are shorter and temperatures cooler. The District also recognized the incredible water conservation customers achieved between June and September, using an average of 36 percent less water than the same time period in 2013. In June 2015, the State mandated CCWD reduce water use by 16 percent compared to 2013.
“I can’t thank our customers enough for the sacrifices they made during the summer months,” said Dave Eggerton, CCWD general manager. “We’ve met and exceeded State water conservation requirements, and we’re pleased to provide customers with additional flexibility moving into the winter months.”
The new water conservation measures encourage customers to keep outdoor watering to no more than three days per week and avoid watering during the heat of the day – between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The measures also requires a districtwide 20 percent reduction in water use when compared to 2013 usage, however this reduction will be measured as a whole rather than on a customer-by-customer basis.
All CCWD customers will be notified of Stage 2.5 mandatory water conservation standards via inserts in their billing statements.