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Customer Water Conservation Continues to Improve

Post Date:07/31/2014 8:19 AM

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Contact: Mary Lynn Carlton, (530) 642-4103, mcarlton@eid.org 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Placerville, Calif. — Since the EID Board of Directors declared a Stage 2 Water Warning on February 4 of this year, EID has continued to closely track customer demand for water.

For the week of July 23 through July 29, customer water demand was 24 percent below the three-year average for this week. Cumulative water demand—from January 1 to July 29—is 11 percent below the three-year average.

“These are really encouraging numbers,” said EID General Manager Jim Abercrombie. “This shows our customers are hearing the call for conservation and they’re doing it—thank you. And while this trend is encouraging, let’s not let up on the conservation efforts, especially during the high use summer months. Continuing to conserve will help us maintain adequate storage in our reservoirs should we experience another dry winter going into 2015.”

For ideas and tips on how to continue to conserve water, go to www.eid.org/drought.

EID tracks customer water demand and posts it to www.eid.org/ConservationProgess every Wednesday.

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Thanks to customers’ increased conservation and some prudent water transfers, Jenkinson Lake—EID’s primary drinking water reservoir—is nearly at its historical average capacity for this time of year. Every drop saved in Jenkinson well help us weather another dry year.

 

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EID is a public agency dedicated to providing high quality water, wastewater treatment, recycled water, hydropower, and recreation services in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.

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