Water & Drought

Did your water district meet California’s mandatory water reduction targets?

Marc Kenyon, left, landscape designer Kate Bowers, and Kenyon's wife Jeana Kenyon in the Kenyon's back yard in Roseville earlier this year. These families have cut their water use by more than 80 percent mostly by ripping up their large front lawn and replacing it with drought-resistant plants.
Marc Kenyon, left, landscape designer Kate Bowers, and Kenyon's wife Jeana Kenyon in the Kenyon's back yard in Roseville earlier this year. These families have cut their water use by more than 80 percent mostly by ripping up their large front lawn and replacing it with drought-resistant plants. rbenton@sacbee.com

The Sacramento region reduced its water consumption 40 percent in May, with 22 of the 23 largest water districts exceeding the mandatory cutbacks that go into effect in June.

May was the last month for voluntary conservation. Beginning June 1, urban Californians must cut their consumption by a statewide average of 25 percent under an executive order issued by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Reduction in water use compared to May 2013, and the cutback targets districts face next month:

Suppliers (ranked by residents served)

May reduction

Cutback target

Made target?

Sacramento city

35

28

Yes

California-American Water Company Sacramento District

47

20

Yes

Sacramento Suburban Water District

45

32

Yes

Sacramento County Water Agency

35

32

Yes

El Dorado Irrigation District

42

28

Yes

Roseville

42

28

Yes

Placer County Water Agency

36

32

Yes

Citrus Heights Water District

46

32

Yes

Folsom

38

32

Yes

Davis

31

28

Yes

Woodland

46

24

Yes

Golden State Water Company Cordova

40

36

Yes

West Sacramento

39

28

Yes

Lincoln

39

32

Yes

San Juan Water District

49

36

Yes

Carmichael Water District

42

36

Yes

Fair Oaks Water Dist.

46

36

Yes

Elk Grove Water Service

39

28

Yes

Galt

42

32

Yes

Fruitridge Vista Water Company

24

36

No

Orange Vale Water Company

50

36

Yes

Rio Linda-Elverta Community Water District

39

36

Yes

Georgetown Divide Public Utilities District

41

32

Yes

Source: State Water Resources Control Board

Correction: The cutback target for California-American Water Company’s Sacramento District was corrected Thursday, July 2.

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