City is saving approximately 12 percent compared to previous two-year average.
The Department of Utilities has reported that city water customers have saved over 200,000,000 gallons of water in the month of February. The City’s water demands were approximately 58 million gallons of water per day last month, as compared to the average for the month of February over the past two years of 66 million gallons of water per day. This is approximately a 12 percent reduction.
The City Utilities Department says customers should be congratulated on their efforts to conserve.
“It is important to remember that in general, February is one of our lowest water use months,” say Dave Brent, Director of the Department of Utilities.
“A lot of people turn off their irrigation this time of year, which is one of the highest overall water uses, so it can be very hard to see big jumps in water conservation numbers in the winter months. Our customers should be encouraged by the savings they achieved and we strongly urge them to continue to keep the weather in mind before turning back on their irrigation.”