The 173,000 customers of the Sacramento Surburban Water District, from Carmichael to Antelope, are currently allowed to water two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Now, the district wants customers to cut that to one day a week. Under a California state mandate, SSWD is required to reduce its water use by 32 percent from June through February 2016 compared to the same period in 2013.
This dramatic limitation in effort to conserve water during the winter so the area is prepared for the coming months. If you have a drought-tolerant yard, this change won’t affect you as much, as most residential water in the area is used for irrigation. If you’re not familiar with drought-tolerant landscapes, check out our artificial lawns (they don’t need any water).
It will be a struggle for residents and business owners in the area, but officials believe this is the best course.
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