State says water use fell 27 percent in June, most North State districts hit targets

Jul 30, 2015 2:29 PM by News Staff

California says water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing the governor's conservation target, and while Chico exceeded its target, Redding fell short.

Data released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 out of 411 local agencies hit or nearly reached savings targets.

In the North State, Chico residents used 42 percent less water than they did in June of 2013, while Redding residents used 30 percent less. Red Bluff residents conserved 25 percent. Both Redding and Red Bluff were ordered to cut usage by 36 percent.

Cities that fail to hit their marks could face state-ordered conservation measures and fines.

Paradise conserved 46 percent, well over its 36 percent target and Del Oro Water Company (Magalia) reported a 53 percent reduction, well above their 24 percent goal.

Other North State water districts to exceed their conservation targets were Oroville, Marysville, Shasta Lake, and Willows.

Yuba City and Anderson fell short.


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