Central Basin kicks off water awareness month

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Just one month after Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought over, Central Basin is kicking off May Water Awareness Month by encouraging residents and businesses to make water conservation a way of life. Since June 2015, residents and businesses in the District’s service area have saved over 22.6 billion gallons of water.

“California is prone to cyclical droughts. Extreme dry conditions can happen again and as a result, we must develop more sustainable lifestyles,” said Central Basin Board President Robert Apodaca. “Our communities are leading that lifestyle by example, saving 18% of water compared to usage in 2013.”

Throughout the month of May, the District will be promoting events and sharing conservation tips on its social media pages that foster a water-efficient lifestyle, starting with outdoor water use.

Residents and businesses can take advantage of the rebate programs for water-efficient devices that can yield significant financial savings. In addition, the District is developing a program to connect more schools, parks and business sites to its recycled water system. Currently the District provides recycled water to nearly 300 sites.