JULY 15, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE
CONSUMPTION IS DECLINING — THANK YOU!!!
HEIGHTENED WATER CONSERVATION ALERT REMAINS IN EFFECT!!!
PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS
On June 18, 2020, the BCPUD Board of Directors issued a community-wide heightened water conservation alert and instructed all customers to reduce their water use by 20-30% or the district may have no alternative but to ration water. This alert was publicized on Nextdoor, the Hearsay News, the BCPUD website and via letters to customers using more than 250 gallons of water per day as their use has a disproportionate impact on the district’s water supply. We are pleased to report that we’ve seen a strong response; please continue your conservation efforts!
As we previously advised the community, the district experienced a sharp increase in water usage over the Memorial Day weekend that continued into June. For the first half of June, water consumption averaged 216 gallons per day per property. As noted, the Board issued the heightened conservation alert on June 18, 2020. For the second half of June, water consumption declined to 202 gallons per day per property. The letters the BCPUD sent out to customers using more than 250 gallons of water per day were mailed on June 25, 2020. For the first half of July, water consumption averaged 180 gallons per day per property. As such, district consumption has declined by approximately 17% between June 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020. Thank you!!!
BCPUD staff is continuing to reach out to the district’s highest water users to encourage them to make larger reductions in their water use. We are working to educate those customers about how to reduce their use, we have posted information on our website at www.bcpud.org (on our home page and under the “Water Conservation” tab) and we will update that information frequently to keep everyone informed. Our staff will continue to read every water meter in town on at least a monthly basis so that the district can carefully track where water consumption remains high and urge compliance with this conservation request.
We would like to thank everyone in the community for their efforts thus far to reduce their consumption in order to ensure a reliable water supply for everyone until the rains resume. We appreciate that lifestyle changes are necessary to achieve these reductions and we are grateful for your efforts. If you would like more information about your own water consumption, please contact our office by phone on weekdays between 10 am and 3 pm at (415) 868-1224.
July 15, 2020
PRIOR WATER CONSERVATION ALERTS