Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) customers saved nine percent system wide for the month of August, compared to August 2013. That means customer demand is down an average of 13 percent since May when TMWA began asking its customers for a voluntary 10 percent reduction in water use.
“We set a savings goal of 5,000 acre feet of water for this season, which we are storing in upstream reservoirs for later use, if needed,” said Mark Foree, TMWA’s general manager. “With our customers’ continued focus on water conservation, I’m confident we will exceed that goal in September.
“Please keep up the good work and finish strong through this irrigation season. Remember, every gallon you save now can be held in upstream reservoirs, and will put us in good shape for next year,” he added.
About 4,800 acre-feet or 1.5 billion gallons of water has been saved by customers through the first four months of TMWA’s conservation campaign.