As of today–Saturday, November 15, 2014–North Gualala Water Company’s Mandatory Water Conservation Program (MWCP) is in place. This is because the stream flows in the North Fork of the Gualala River have fallen below prescribed levels as outlined in the resolution.
Over the last couple of years, North Gualala Water Company rate payers have reduced their water consumption greatly under voluntary conservation efforts. Now is the time to really buckle down and conserve even more! Head over to our conservation tips page for a variety of ideas to save water.
Governor Brown is requesting that all California residents reduce their water use by 20%. So how much water is that anyway? A typical water bill might be 300 cubic feet and reducing that by 20% means using 60 fewer cubic feet of water per month–or about 450 gallons. That sounds like a lot but it’s only about 4 completely full bathtubs worth of water every month. Per day, that’s a reduction of about 15 gallons or the equivalent of a full double-basin kitchen sink.
How is your family working to reduce water use during this crisis? This extreme drought requires intense conservation by everyone.
At this time, North Gualala Water Company does not have a mandatory conservation policy in place but will soon. It is awaiting final review by the California Public Utilities Commission. But it’s never too early to start saving water! Practice makes perfect, so click over to the tips page to find suggestions on saving water all around your property.
As always, everyone at the water company appreciates your efforts to save water!
The water company is working with the State Water Resources Control Board to create a mandatory conservation plan. It will be posted here and in the Independent Coast Observer (local paper) when it is finalized.