The following is a news release from the city of Elk Grove:
The City of Elk Grove is urging residents to voluntarily cut back water consumption by 20 percent, joining numerous local agencies in a regional water conservation effort.
Last night, the Elk Grove City Council unanimously adopted a resolution establishing support for water conservation and conservation education.
“The state of California is facing a very critical situation, and the City of Elk Grove will do its part to temper water usage and urge residents to conserve,” said Mayor Gary Davis. “Elk Grove is committed to fostering an environment where the city, residents and business owners unite to demonstrate good stewardship of our most precious resources. The City of Elk Grove is committed to educating the community about the critical importance of water conservation during this unprecedented drought.”
The 20 percent reduction can be achieved through increased water conservation at City facilities, enhanced public information in collaboration with local agencies, and increased enforcement of the City’s water conservation ordinances. Residents can help achieve the 20 percent savings by making small changes in everyday household routines. Household water conservation tips and watering schedules are available on the Elk Grove Water District and Sacramento County Water Agency websites.
In 2013, Northern California had its third consecutive year of below average rainfall and driest year ever recorded. This has resulted in record low water levels at critical water storage sites, including Folsom Lake. The City of Elk Grove is not a water purveyor. The Elk Grove Water District and Sacramento County Water Agency serve the Elk Grove area and have both passed voluntary conservation measures.
For more information about water conservation, contact the Elk Grove Water District at 685-3556 or Sacramento County Water Agency at 874-6851.