Which Areas Have Saved the Most, Least Water During Drought?

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SACRAMENTO (AP) —

California’s drought-stricken cities posted record water savings in May, ahead of mandatory conservation targets that took effect in June.

The figures below show how cities have fared in cutting back water use since they started reporting monthly to the State Water Resources Control Board last summer. All conservation reported through May has been voluntary.

The following large agencies serving more than 40,000 people saved the most and least water so far:

WATER GUZZLERS:

These large agencies with per-capita water use higher than their regional average saved the least water from June to May compared to the same months in 2013:

Agency, County, Average Per-Capita Water Use (Gallons), Water Savings, Conservation Mandate

  • City of La Habra, Orange, 95, +1.9%, -28%
  • City of San Clemente, Orange, 99, +.6%, -24%
  • City of Whittier, Los Angeles, 99, -2.6%, -20%
  • Olivenhain Municipal Water District, San Diego, 150, -3%, -32%
  • Carlsbad Municipal Water District, San Diego, 113, -4%, -28%
  • Santa Margarita Water District, Orange, 107, -4%, -24%
  • Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, 174, -4%, -32%
  • Rancho California Water District, Riverside, 176, -5%, -36%
  • City of Brea, Orange, 109, -5%, -24%
  • City of Corona, Riverside, 109, -5%, -28%

WATER MISERS

These large agencies with per-capita water use lower than their regional average saved the most water from June to May compared to the same months in 2013:

Agency, County, Average Per-Capita Water Use (Gallons), Water Savings, Conservation Mandate

  • Dublin-San Ramon Services District, Contra Costa, 66, -30%, -12%
  • El Dorado Irrigation District, Placer, 113, -25%, -28%
  • City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 45, -24%, -8%
  • City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 70, -23%, -12%
  • City of Tracy, San Joaquin, 84, -21%, -28%
  • American Water Company Sacramento District, Sacramento, 84, -21%, -20%
  • City of Roseville, Placer, 99, -21%, -28%
  • City of Sacramento, Sacramento, 103, -21%, -28%
  • City of Woodland, Yolo, 90, -21%, -24%
  • Elk Grove Water Service Sacramento, 101, -20%, -28%

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