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Cal Water's goal of saving 15% of water has been met, not all districts reached this level

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Cal Water released new numbers showing how much water each district saved. Some districts did well, helping meet the 15% goal while others lagged behind.

New numbers from Cal Water say we have met the goal of conserving 15% of our water. As a whole, Cal Water customers saved 16.5% of their water in December 2022 compared to the same time in 2020. The percentage of water saved varies from district to district, but 15 regions reached the 15% goal.

The highest percentage is 46% savings in Westlake near Los Angeles. Locally, Oroville saved 22% of their water compared to December of 2020 while Willows saved 15.5%. The worst water district for water savings was Chico. The District came in at less than 1% of water savings in December in 2022 when compared to the same time in 2020.

Local business such as nurseries are noticing the changes in behavior. We spoke to Magnolia Gifts & Garden in Chico and they said they have noticed more people looking to tear out their lawns to replace it with something more drought resistant or finding new plants more tolerant to drought. They say their customer’s goal has been to reduce their water bills.

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