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March 18th, 2014
On January 17th Governor Brown proclaimed a statewide drought emergency and asked all Californians to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent this year.
The drought in California is unprecedented. 2013 was the driest year in our state’s history and 2014 is predicted to have similar conditions. In our congressional district, the town of Lompico has been teetering on the brink of having no water at all, with just 100 days of drinking water left as of late January. The drought affects everyone from urban and rural communities, to farmers, fishermen, sportsmen, and large and small businesses. Without this precious natural resource, our economy, environment, and health are all at risk.
This severe water scarcity requires each of us to take measures to preserve the water we have, and it’s why I’m providing you with some helpful conservation tips from the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). For a more comprehensive set of tips on how you can preserve water in and around your home you can also visit SaveOurH2O.org, a public awareness campaign about the drought sponsored by ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources.
Here are 14 ways you can conserve water on a daily basis both indoors and out:
The small steps we take at home add up and can make a huge difference for our state.
I will ‘practice what I preach’ in my own home. I will also advocate sound policies in Congress that preserve water resources. This week I joined several colleagues in introducing new drought relief legislation that would authorize $473 million to assist drought-impacted communities. The legislation would provide immediate assistance to towns facing water shortages, like Lompico, and it would also invest in long-term solutions like water conservation and recycling projects. Importantly, the bill does not pit California water users against one another, or favor one interest group above the greater good.
The bottom line is that we’re in this together and we can take actions and make choices about water conservation that will make an important difference.
If you have any tips to share with me, let me know. I welcome your insightful thoughts and commentary.
Anna G. Eshoo
Member of Congress
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