Water use down 22 percent in California for December
Thanks to some December rain, outdoor water use, a major contributor to water consumption in California, residents used 22 percent less water in December 2014 than the previous December. In a state entering its fourth consecutive year of drought this is significant.
While lawn watering restrictions are due to expire in April, the State Water Resources Control Board is considering extending and expanding the water use rules. Overall, California received six inches of rain last December compared to .5 inches in December 2013, greatly cutting the outdoor use for the month.
The average Californian used 67 gallons of water per day in December. Last June the average was 140 gallons. San Diego residents led in water conservation by using only 46 gallons per day per resident. The Sierra Nevada snowpack typically provides the state with a third of its water, but it is 88 percent below normal.
Topics: Water Saving Devices
Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems
Larry Acker Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www