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Californians used more water as state braces for another dry year

Original post made on Mar 16, 2022

New data from urban areas suggests that people are ignoring the governor's pleas for voluntary conservation during the drought. Some experts say it's time for Newsom to issue a mandatory order.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 9:51 AM

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 16, 2022 at 3:17 pm

Bruce Karney is a registered user.

One way to help households conserve water would be to give them frequent, timely updates on their consumption and how it compares to prior years. Our household, and I assume others in MV, get a water bill every 2 months. For the most recent one, my "bill date" was 27 days after the date on which my meter was read. Mountain View should be able to do better than this. So, if our water usage were too high (it wasn't) we wouldn't have found out about it until almost a month after the fact. Why not bill everyone the day after the meter is read? That would improve the City's cash flow as well as helping everyone conserve.


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