Faces of the queensland drought
Brett Nelson | 07/11/2017
The state government is making it far harder for thirsty Californians.
The state Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Monday announced a new rule that will restrict and slow water withdrawals in some areas across the state during the hottest part of the summer.
A new regulation restricts the amount of water customers may use at a certain number of pumps throughout the state during the summer – up to a limit of 1,050 gallons per customer per day – depending on factors such as temperature, rainfall and the volume of water flowing into the system. The rules were announced in September and last year marked a major step in reducing water use by 20% across California, including an average of 33% less use during August and September.
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“When we saw the drought start in 2012, you’ve got to ask yourself, ‘Why is a place like the Central Valley, a place that’s such a water-dense region, that so little water is being used?'” said DWR Director of Water Resources Ed Emmet. “Then we got to this point in 2013, when the drought was going on for three straight winters and we just said that we needed to do something to help mitigate it.”
To make sure it’s a permanent, long-term measure, DWR is also asking communities and businesses to take a “water-share approach” in some areas during the heat of summer.
Water agencies will be required to provide customers with up to 90 gallons per customer per day to use during the hottest months. In addition, at least 100 gallons must be available for customers to use at all times during peak demand periods such as August, October and November.
In addition, each month during the hot portion of the summer, water supply and demand in certain areas may be “subdued” for 60 gallons per customer per day.
DWR says a large number of communities will use up much more water this summer due to the restrictions and will likely see larger water costs.
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