El Dorado Irrigation District calls for voluntary 30 percent reduction in water use

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Citing the severity of the ongoing drought, the El Dorado Irrigation District board decided to skip a Stage 1 water alert and jump to a Stage 2 water warning, calling on customers to voluntarily reduce water use by 30 percent.

The board held a special meeting Tuesday to consider declaring a Stage 1 water alert, which calls for a voluntary 15 percent reduction in water use.

A decision on whether to implement a drought surcharge was continued until March 10. At that time, the board also will consider whether to convert the call for voluntary conservation to a mandate, according to a district news release.

The district encourages ratepayers to visit its drought information web page, which includes links to board materials and presentations, water efficiency tips and other drought-related topics.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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