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Calaveras Conserves Water Conservation Partnership Severe Drought and Water Conservation Update

SAN ANDREAS, CA., August 2, 2022 – Calaveras Conserves is reminding all Calaveras County residents that we are still experiencing a severe drought. We are encouraging all residents to use water wisely to maximize supplies and protect our water reserves in the wake of yet another dry year. State officials are calling on many California water agencies to reduce water consumption by 20%. As the drought and state mandates continue, Calaveras Conserves partnering agencies have adopted various water conservation responses. The Calaveras Conserves webpage has the most up-to-date summary of how each partnering water agency in the County is responding to water shortages based on the water supply conditions and state mandates within their service area.

The Calaveras Conserves partners prioritize initiatives aimed at water conservation practices to maintain the health and sustainability of our watersheds. As responsible stewards of our watersheds, it is vital to do our part to address water shortage conditions during an extended, multi-year drought. The Calaveras County community can practice water efficiency year-round and make a difference by finding and fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, installing water-efficient landscaping, and avoiding outdoor watering during the hottest part of the day.

The Calaveras Conserves water conservation partnership was formed in Spring, 2015 as an opportunity for agencies to provide a consistent outreach message to the community during droughts and to promote efficient water use practices. All major water agencies in Calaveras County are members including, Union Public Utility District, City of Angels, Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company, Utica Water and Power Authority, Calaveras Public Utility District, Calaveras County Water District, and Valley Springs Public Utility District in addition to Calaveras County. As a partnership, these agencies are meeting regularly during the current drought with the goal of providing the most up-to-date water conservation information for customers throughout the County.

For more information regarding current water conditions and conservation efforts specific to your water district, please contact your local water agency. For additional information tips for water conservation, visit the Calaveras Conserves webpage at https://ccwd.org/calaveras-conserves or https://saveourwater.com.

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