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Water Supply Report: Customers Reduce Use by 9% in August

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From Truckee Meadows Water Authority:

The conservation results are in for August. Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) customers saved 9% system wide for the month of August, compared to August 2013*. That means customer demand is down an average of 13% since May when TMWA began asking its customers for a voluntary 10% reduction in water use.

“We set a savings goal of 5,000 acre feet of water for this season, which we are storing in upstream reservoirs for later use, if needed” said Mark Foree, TMWA’s general manager. “With our customers’ continued focus on water conservation, I’m confident we will exceed that goal in September. Please keep up the good work and finish strong through this irrigation season. Remember, every gallon you save now can be held in upstream reservoirs, and will put us in good shape for next year,” he added.

Factoring in the 9% savings in August, approximately 4,800 acre-feet or 1.5 billion gallons of water has been saved by customers through the first four months of TMWA’s conservation campaign. 

*Note: TMWA’s current request, that all customers reduce their water use by at least 10%, is measured against a 2013 use baseline. This is because 2013 was the last year TMWA operated normally and did not ask customers to conserve water. Those customers who reduced their use by 10% in 2014 have asked if they need to save an additional 10%. The answer is no. They should just keep doing what they are doing.

From Truckee Meadows Water Authority

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