Reno has reduced water usage by 10 percent from the June 2013 baseline standard. This reduction is in part related to recent rains and consumers responding to a voluntary 10-percent reduction request.
Consumption figures were 19 percent lower in May of 2013, so the Truckee Meadows Water Authority has saved a total of 817 million gallons of water in May and June.
“We are definitely on-track, our water customers are doing their part and we are well on our way to achieving our 2015 target goal of saving 5,000 acre-feet,” explained Bill Hauck, TMWA’s senior hydrologist. “This is great news, because every gallon we save is water in the bank that we can keep upstream for later use, should we need it.”
The reduction in water use shows that TMWA customers are mindful of the drought and are doing their part by reducing water use indoors and turning off sprinklers when it’s raining.