An epic drought requires an epic response. The San Diego City Council approved groundbreaking water-use restrictions to go into effect on Nov. 1, 2014, that will dramatically affect all 1.3 million residents of America’s eighth-largest city.
Voluntary conservation efforts began in July, but the San Diego residents must conform to the following new restrictions to curtail their water use or face escalating levels of fines other legal sanctions:
These restrictions will help reduce the demand on the already overtaxed water-storage facilities throughout the city and state. Most major water suppliers to San Diego are running at between 49 and 37 percent of capacity, and perhaps significant conservation along with a wet winter will help replenish the stores and get the region through the next dry season.
Until then, discover for yourself how easy it is to conserve water in San Diego.