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Desert Water Use Has Dropped

 

Last updated 6/24/2015 at 9:34am



The Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency said they’ve cut their water use back by 17 and 26 percent, as compared to their usages in 2013. The city of Indio has reduced to 18 percent and Mission Springs Water District (serving Desert Hot Springs) cut their use by 25 percent. State mandates that took effect this June range from 28-36 percent in the Coachella Valley, which has had a high per-capita water consumption this past year. Coachella Valley residents use so much water that three of the local water providers (Coachella Valley Water District, the Desert Water Agency and the Myoma Dunes Mutual Water Company) face the highest tier under Governor Brown’s emergency Drought regulations. Declining usage numbers indicate, however, that conservation is being taken seriously by these desert communities.

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