By Bryce Roberto
Orange County residents saved 93,141 acre-feet of water - enough to supply over 184,000 households for one year - in the nine months since state-mandated water conservation measures took effect. The collective effort of all OC residents propelled the county to exceed its state-mandated reduction goal.
East Orange County Water District, Serrano Water District, and Yorba Linda Water District led Orange County in total savings, surpassing their mandated 36 percent reduction goal - the maximum possible amount assigned by the State Water Resources Control Board. The cities of Seal Beach and Santa Ana, as well as Golden State Water Service [West Orange] exceeded their mandated conservation goals by the largest margins.
On April 1, 2015 Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-28-15, which directed the state water board to impose restrictions to achieve a statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use. The water board then directed individual water agencies across California to reduce water usage between 8 percent and 36 percent - relative to 2013 water usage - to achieve the statewide goal.
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