Redding water conservation efforts come up short, again

Nov 4, 2015 6:21 PM by News Staff

Calls for water conservation during California's four-year drought seem to be falling on deaf ears in Redding. In fact, the city actually increased usage in October.

The state has ordered Redding to reduce its water consumption by 36 percent compared to 2013. The city came close to achieving that goal over the hot summer months, but in October water use was down just 16 percent.

In October, state officials issued fines to four water districts that failed to meet their mandated reductions. Redding officials fear they could be next and are pleading with residents to cut back.

In a news release issued Wednesday the city provided the following conservation tips:

- Reduce showers to five minutes or less and turn off water while using soap or shampoo.

- Replace older toilets with new efficient ones. The state offers a $100 switch for making the switch.

- Reduce the amount of clothes washed each week and make sure to run the machine with a full load. Apply the same practices to dishwashing.

- Reduce faucet aerators with new efficient versions.

- Check for leaks, inside and outside of the home.

In Redding, outdoor watering is not permitted on Mondays and the other watering days depend on your address. No watering is allowed between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.


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