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Drought update

Post Date:06/29/2016 6:10 PM

In May, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a statewide water conservation approach that replaced the prior percentage reduction-based water conservation standard with a local approach. Under these new regulations, because Vallecitos has sufficient water supplies for our customers even if drought conditions continue for the next three years, the District won’t be subject to state-mandated water-use reductions through January 2017. This is due largely to our customers who saved 25 percent since June 2015 and the fact that Vallecitos receives a portion of its water directly from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which is a local, drought-resilient supply.

Vallecitos’ Board of Directors will be reviewing the District's drought ordinance at the July 6, 2016 board meeting to determine if the current drought restrictions can be reduced. Until further notice, customers should adhere to the District's Level 2 drought restrictions and the State of California’s permanent water use efficiency measures, which can be found on the link below.

Vallecitos thanks all customers for their exceptional conservation efforts to date, exceeding the previous State mandated 24 percent reduction!

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