WATER SUPPLIES SUFFICIENT TO MEET 2019 DEMANDS
At the start of the 2019 water year on October 1, 2018, the Water Authority determined that the region’s combination of highly reliable, diversified water supplies and continued regional water-use efficiency would result in sufficient supplies for the foreseeable future. The 2019 hydrological year was a wet one with rainfall 125 percent of normal and average daily maximum temperatures 1.1 degrees above normal. This allowed the Water Authority and its member agencies to build up storage reserves and provide reliance for future dry years. The region also continued to embrace water-use efficiency. Cumulative regional municipal and industrial potable water use over the past four-plus years was 16 percent below base year 2013 levels.
“We don’t need extraordinary conservation measures right now, but rather a continued commitment to use water efficiently. That’s because we have made — and we continue to make — the investments necessary to fuel our economy and quality of life even when dry spells last for years.”
Water Authority Board of Directors