WATER CUTS POSSIBLE

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East County News Service

February 10, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The Metropolitan Water District, which supplies San Diego County with water, warned Monday that it may cut water deliveries by 5 to 10 percent or even more this summer.  The decision will be made in April, after assessing how much water the District gets from the State Water Project, the Colorado River and other supply sources.

The San Diego County Water Authority has recently expanded local water storage and has been working to diversify water supplies, which would lessen the impact of any cuts that occur.

Recent rains make this winter normal for rainfall statewide, but this precipitation has not been enough to make up for four years of drought and reservoir levels remain low, about half of pre-drought levels.

If cuts are made, the County Water Authority would then have the option to decide whether to cut water to specific water districts throughout the county. Districts that have already taken steps to conserve water would feel the pinch less than districts that have not done enough to encourage conservation.

 


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