The Indian Wells Valley Water District posted its Feb. conservation results on March 2. IWVWD reports its conservation results to the State Water Resources Control Board every month.
IWRCB uses 2013 as the baseline for conservation result comparisons, as that's when these conservation efforts began.
IWVWD reported a 17.7 percent decline in water use in Feb. 2018 as compared to the same month in 2013.
On June 1 2016, IWVWD volunteered to meet a 20 percent water use reduction compared to the 2013 baseline year. In the Feb. conservation report, IWVWD also noted that they are at 20.5 percent reduced water use since they took that voluntary goal.
Though IWVWD is reporting 17.7 less water use than the same month in 2013, it also reported 19 percent higher water use than the same month in 2016 and 2017, and 11.9 percent higher water use than the same month in 2015.
At previous board meetings, IWVWD general manager Don Zdeba has theorized that water use may be higher this year than in the last three years may be due to this winter's unusually dry and warm winter, as well as due to IWVWD's ease on winter watering restrictions.
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