Challenges can bring out the best in people and we’ve certainly found that to be true of our customers in Calaveras County. When asked to make mandatory steep cuts in water use in 2015 due to California’s ongoing drought, our customers stepped up, letting lawns go brown and placing buckets in showers to catch water. We applaud you for your commitment and the concrete actions you have taken to save water.
Thanks to last winter’s modest storms and our ongoing investments in drought-resilient water supplies, we are able to move beyond the stringent measures required last year to more sustainable practices this year. Though water agencies in Calaveras County are drought-prepared in the event of three more dry years, it’s important to maintain water-wise practices and continue making permanent changes to the way we use water so we can remain efficient and resilient.
Our agencies have many programs to help customers make changes that will result in permanent water savings. We encourage you to click on the icons of each agency on the Calaveras Conserves website to find out about rebates, workshops, water audits and educational materials that are available in your area. We invite you to take advantage of these and do your part to embrace conservation as a California lifestyle.
We know the next dry year is always right around the corner. Ongoing conservation and permanent changes are important because there is never enough water to waste in California. Again, we thank you! You are the ultimate stewards of California’s precious water. Keep up the good work, and visit www.saveourwater.com for water savings tips. And visit your agency's website for more information on rebates, drought-resilient supplies and what we are doing to raise the bar on efficiency.