By Laura Perdew
City officials encourage citizens and businesses to conserve water during one of the driest years in the history of the State. At the June 17, 2014 City Council meeting, the Council approved Resolution 2014-48 establishing a water supply shortage conservation plan – Phase One.
According to Dave Schickling, City of Fullerton’s Water System Manager, “We are receiving the smallest allocation in the 43-year history of State Water Project deliveries from Northern California after three years of drought. As such we are working with residents and businesses through the implantation of extraordinary conservation measures and the activation and enforcement of existing ordinances.”
The City provides these simple tips to save water at home:
- Turning off the water when you brush your teeth saves approximately 3 gallons a day.
- Shorten your showers by one or two minutes and save up to 5 gallons.
- Save 20 gallons a day for every leak you fix.
- Save between 15 and 50 gallons each time by only washing full loads of laundry.
- Talk to your family and friends about saving water. If everyone does a little, we all benefit.
Approximately one half of California’s entire residential water supply is applied to home landscapes. You can reduce the amount of water your household uses to …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce