Thursday, August 06, 2009

Long Beach Gets it Right

Long Beach Water appears to be leading the way in water conservation in California. A press release from the agency states:
During the month of July, which saw no rainfall, and which was notably warmer than July ‘08, citywide water use was 15.3% below average. For the current fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2008, Long Beach water consumption is 16.5% below the historical average. Total water use for July ‘09 was 1% higher than July ’08, breaking an amazing string of 14 consecutive record-setting months of low water use for the city. Despite higher temperatures and no precipitation, July was extremely close to setting another record for low water use.
Kudos to Long Beach for setting the bar so high! You can only wonder how much more water would have been saved if every residence had one of these high tech wonders... :-)