It’s all sinking in. The Spare Our Water website address on billboards and buses, water-saving tips on the City’s webpage, multiple public meetings, thousands of calls to 311 about water wasters along with daily news media coverage are sending a clear message about the drought. The messages are changing behavior as business and residential accounts have cut water use by 22 percent during the hot month of July.
Enforcing watering days by encouraging citizens to report water waste as well as lawn signs calling out that “Gold is the new green,” even captured national news media attention on the City’s efforts to drive home the drought.
Members of the City’s Media and Communications team hope to continue their efforts in promoting conservation.