Since May, TriValley Water Retailers have worked together to get the message to their customers that they need to do more than Governor Edmund G. Brown’s request to reduce water use by 20 percent and in fact reduce water use by 25 percent in the TriValley.
“Because the TriValley Retailers all had the same message,” says Daniel McIntyre, Public Works Director, City of Livermore, “we pooled our resources and began running ads on KKIQ radio station, ten Comcast networks, and the Valley Times newspaper. We felt we had to get the word out fast and we did.”
“The result was that since the beginning of May, Tri-Valley residents have started to exceed the governor’s 20 percent water conservation goal, but it’s not enough,” says Daniel Smith, Director of Operations Services Department, City of Pleasanton. “We need to continue to reduce our outdoor watering by half, or more, through the hot, dry summer months in order to achieve our ultimate goal of a 25 percent annual average reduction, which was the amount allocated to us by our water wholesaler, Zone 7 Water Agency.”
“Many of our customers have taken the drought seriously and reduced their water use,” says Dan Gallagher, Operations Manager at Dublin San Ramon Services District, “but there are some who don’t seem to appreciate what we are up against. For those people, we have to try harder to help them understand we are in a severe drought. We ask everyone to please reduce your water use. The most effective way is to cut back on outdoor irrigation.”
For more information, visit www.trivalleydrought.org.
—Information submitted by TriValley Water Retailers
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