Oct. 10, 2022
Contact: Lauren Gold Howland, Public Information Officer
Phone: (562) 355-1201
COMMUNITY AGAIN ACHIEVES STATE CONSERVATION GOAL IN SEPTEMBER
LONG BEACH, CALIF. (OCT. 10, 2022) — Long Beach residents and businesses achieved the state’s conservation goal for the second consecutive month, saving 15 percent in September compared to 2020.
September marks the fifth straight month of water use reductions in Long Beach; the community reduced by 4 percent in May, 11 percent in June, 14 percent in July and 15 percent in August compared with the same months in 2020.
Long Beach’s numbers compare favorably to statewide water use, which saw a 3 percent reduction in May, an 8 percent reduction in June and a 10 percent reduction in July. California water use data for August and September has not yet been released.
“I’m continually encouraged and impressed by the consideration and dedication Long Beach shows when it comes to conservation,” said Gloria Cordero, incoming president of the Board of Water Commissioners. “We’re in a water crisis and our community is stepping up. Long Beach remains a leader in sustainability, and our efforts have a more significant impact than ever.”
As the region continues to face extreme drought and shortages of imported water from Northern California and the Colorado River, federal, state and local agencies have increased calls for immediate conservation and long-term water use reduction.
The Board of Water Commissioners voted in May 2022 to enter Stage 2 of Long Beach’s Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Plan, restricting outdoor watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays as of June 1. Long Beach Water also offers a host of helpful programs to help residents and businesses conserve and save on their bill.
And as the community does their part to save, Long Beach Water is working hard to ensure a sustainable, affordable and safe water supply for the future. This includes implementing water system improvements, increasing our access to local groundwater and contributing to regional projects.
For more information on available programs and tips to save water, visit LiveH2OLB.com.
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