2015 Archive


Angelenos Continue to Meet Mayor and State’s Water Conservation Goals Despite Slight Increase in Residential Water Use in October

Angelenos Continue to Meet Mayor and State’s Water Conservation Goals Despite Slight Increase in Residential Water Use in October

LADWP Customers Advised to Stay the Course and Keep Saving the Drop

During this epic drought, LADWP customers have consistently reduced their water consumption on a month-to-month basis, achieving cumulative savings of 18.2 percent from June to October of this year. LA met the cumulative goal set by the State Water Resources Control Board despite using 1 percent more water than the targeted October monthly supply directly attributed to the warmer temperatures. Angelenos also continue to meet Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Executive Directive No. 5 for Emergency Drought Response, requiring a 15 percent reduction in daily per capita water use by January. In October, Angelenos used 107 gallons per person per day—18 percent cumulative reduction from 2014.

“Despite higher temperatures, much to their credit, our customers continue to meet and exceed cumulative water conservation goals set forth by the Mayor’s Executive Directive No. 5 for Emergency Drought Response, and the State Water Resources Control Board,” said LADWP General Manager Marcie Edwards. “We do look at each month as an indicator of our continued conservation efforts, but it is the long-term cumulative savings compared to the base year of 2013 that is the standard set by the state.”

Because residents achieved cumulative conservation mandates, Los Angeles will remain at Phase 2 of the City’s Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance without further restrictions. As colder and wetter weather approaches Los Angeles, residents are asked to reduce landscape watering in order to continue meeting LA’s water conservation goals. Residents should turn off sprinklers entirely once it begins to rain and let Mother Nature do the work.

Keep Saving the Drop LA!

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