Water savings for the Foothill Municipal Water District service area ended at 20% for the month of December 2015, which was unchanged from the 20% savings in November. The state is using calendar year 2013 as the benchmark for measuring water savings for water agencies throughout California. Compliance with the mandate is determined on a cumulative basis starting with June 1, 2015. Cumulative water savings for the District since the state-mandated reductions began is 29%.
As with some other water providers in the state, local agencies did not meet their state-mandated targets for the month of December. However on a cumulative basis, which accounts for all water savings achieved from June 2015 to December 2015, most agencies are on track in compliance. Below are the numbers for agencies within the FMWD service area:
“Although it is harder to conserve during the winter months, when historically there is a drop in irrigation, customers can prepare for the summer by installing cisterns and rain barrels to save storm water,” stated FMWD General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. “Rebates of $300 per cistern and $75 per rain barrel are being offered by Metropolitan Water District.”
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Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill.