Metropolitan Water District Asks Customers To Save 20 Gallons A Day Or Face Possible Rate Increase
Orange County Register – By Doug Ivring
Orange County water suppliers want to put an end to long, hot showers.
They want people to turn off the faucet when they brush their teeth, and to start using a broom instead of a hose to clean the driveway. Most of all, they want everybody to start paying close attention to how much water they use – and to start saving 20 gallons a day.
The county isn’t facing the kind of strict water limits and usage penalties it saw in the early 1990s – not yet, anyway. But its main supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has put it on notice that rate increases and rationing are coming.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."