Redding continues to struggle with water use, asks residents to do more

Sep 10, 2015 12:34 PM by News Staff

Redding city officials say that despite the efforts of most water customers, the city fell short of conservation goals in July, and the unofficial numbers for August are even lower.

In a news release sent out Thursday, the City of Redding asked residents to ramp up conservation efforts after the city once again failed to meet the state mandated conservation target. Officials say most have done a great job limiting, but say more can be done.

The most recent water numbers from July show Redding customers reduced water use by 32.6 percent, and unofficial numbers for August show conservation at 31.7 percent. Redding is required to reduce its water consumption by 36 percent.

On social media Redding residents continue to ask the city to do their part, citing excessive watering at municipal buildings and city parks, however the city addressed its own usage in the news release Thursday:

The City of Redding continues to examine its own water use and has reduced the amount by greater than 43 percent (not including the Redding Power Plant), while looking for ways to further increase savings. Beginning this week, the City’s Parks Maintenance Division began utilizing grant-funded temporary employees through the Smart Business Resource Center in Redding. The workers are assisting City staff to improve existing irrigation systems to further reduce water usage.

In Redding, homes with even numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. There is no watering on Monday's and the permitted time to water is between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.


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