The latest water conservation rate for the Nevada Irrigation District is the lowest since state mandates went into effect last June. But Operations Manager Chip Close says the 14-point-9 percent rate, for January, is just the latest illustration that it’s more difficult for customers to save this time of year, compared to the summer….
The rate dropped about 8 points from December and about 17 points from November. But Close also points out that a year ago, before the mandates were approved, NID’s rate was only 5-percent. Since that time, they’ve posted a number of tips on their website…
And overall, Close says NID’s conservation rate has been 31-percent, from June through January. Meanwhile, the State Water Resources Control Board says for the first time since June California just missed the statewide mandate of 25-percent, at 24-point-8 percent. And it says California has saved more than 1-point-1 million acre feet of water during that time, which is just under the goal through February of 1-point-2 million.
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