On August 24, 2021, the Utica Board of Directors approved a 15% voluntary water conservation target for the 16 irrigation water contractors who purchase water from Utica’s water conveyance system. Additionally, the Union Public Utility District (UPUD) and City of Angels Camp City Council both approved the same 15% voluntary cutbacks, compared to 2020 water usage.
Although the state is in a historic drought in summer 2021, Utica’s water supplies remain adequate to meet the needs of those who rely on our water including, UPUD and COA service areas, and agricultural customers along our water conveyance system. This reliable water supply is due to the planning and investments made by water leaders on the Highway 4 Corridor dating back 150 years to the Gold Rush to secure senior water rights, build reservoirs, construct water conveyance systems to provide water to our communities, even in drought.
Remember to use water wisely
Calaveras Conserves encourages residents and visitors of the County to use water efficiently and prepare for extended dry conditions. While no mandatory conservation measures have been imposed by state officials, Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 15 percent compared to 2020 levels.
As we move into the hotter, summer months, we will continue to thank Calaveras County residents and visitors for their ongoing water-use efficiency efforts and remind everyone to use water wisely. The Calaveras County community can practice water efficiency year-round and make a difference by finding and fixing leaks, taking shorter showers and installing water efficient landscaping.
Water providers have prepared plans to be prepared for water shortages. Depending on water supply availability and State mandates, each water provider in Calaveras County may move into different stages of water conservation response. Click the links below to view the current water conservation guidelines from your local provider.
|Blue Lake Springs Municipal Water Company||https://blsmwc.com/|
|Calaveras County Water District||https://ccwd.org/conservation/water-use-efficiency/|
|Calaveras Public Utility District||https://www.cpud.org/|
|City of Angels||http://angelscamp.gov/water/|
|Union Public Utility District||https://www.upudwater.com/conservation/|
|Utica Water and Power Authority||https://www.uticawater.com/about/water-conservation/|
|Valley Springs Public Utility District||https://www.vspud.com/|