A water company in a Western state up north is asking for the state approval to issue what many do believe will be the toughest conversation rules of any major city in the state.
Water Company – Mandatory Restrictions
In fact, there are going to be a lot of brown lawns. Then, some lawns are probably going to disappear altogether. This is once the mandatory restrictions are approving. Moreover, the message is simple. Therefore to make the cuts or get ready for a larger bill.
In fact, the private company is supplying drinking water to about one million users. It would be throughout the South Bay, including San Jose and other locals cities.
San Jose Water, if approved, is requiring customers to cut back on the use by 15% of their 2019 levels. Moreover, that cut is recommending by its supplier, its supplier, another Water District in California. It has declared a drought emergency in June.
Cutting Back on Usage
“In June, we saw a 1% decrease, then a 6% decrease in July, and also an 8% decrease in August,” said Liann Walborsky, San Jose Water Company communications director. “Given the situation, people are trying, but we really need them to try harder.”
Then, so what happens if you don’t make the cuts? Moreover, you’ll, in fact, get hit with a surcharge of $7.13 for each water unit you go over.
Then the company does say a unit is 748 gallons. Also, for perspective, the average shower uses about 10 gallons. In fact, the Water District offers free water-saving products.
Room For Improvement
“In fact, there are people out there who do obviously have some room for improvement. Though we do just ask those people, in fact, to take advantage of our rebates,” said Matt Keller, water district spokesperson. “If you think about your use. Now, how they can, therefore, reduce their outdoor watering.”
Moreover, the district is saying half the local use is for the outdoors. A local valley Nursery that does specialize in drought-resistant plants is saying the cooler fall and winter is the time to make changes.