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EID Customers Reduced Water Use by 35 Percent in December

Post Date:01/05/2016 1:00 PM

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Contact: Jesse Saich, (530) 642-4127, jsaich@eid.org  

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Placerville, Calif. — For the month of December, EID customers reduced their water use by 35 percent compared to December 2013.

EID is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June 2015 through February 2016, compared to the same months in 2013, under a mandate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.

compliance-trackingIn November 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order that intensifies the state's drought response by extending emergency conservation regulations through October 2016 if drought persists through January 2016. EID’s drought information page will be updated with the latest news as it comes in at www.eid.org/drought.

“EID customers have responded tremendously well to help us continue to meet and exceed our state-mandated conservation targets,” said EID Public Information Officer Jesse Saich. “The rain we’ve been experiencing has been a welcome respite during this historic drought. During these months when outdoor irrigation is turned off, finding ways to conserve inside becomes more important.”

EID offers limited rebates and complimentary water efficiency supplies to help customers reduce water use.

“A rebate of up to $100 per water service account is available to EID customers on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts,” said EID Customer Service Manager Jenny Downey. “The rebates are for qualified purchases made in 2016.”

Qualifying devices include high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers, irrigation efficiency upgrades, hot water recirculating pumps, and weather-based irrigation controls. Rebate applications must be submitted within 60 days of the qualifying purchase. For more information on rebates, go to www.eid.org/WaterEfficiency.

Complimentary water efficiency supplies remain available and include plumbing retrofits (low-flow showerheads, bathroom faucet aerators, and toilet tank bags), toilet flappers, and a toilet leak detection kit.

Customers can pick up the water efficiency supplies at EID’s Placerville headquarters between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Additional information is available on EID’s website at www.eid.org/drought along with ideas for how customers can save water inside and outside of their homes or businesses.

For more detail on watering restrictions, go to www.eid.org/WateringRestrictions.

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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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