Why Is It Important to CONTINUE using WATER EFFICIENTLY?
MNWD relies heavily on imported drinking water supplies.
Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S., is currently only 40% full and provides drinking water to 20 million people in California, Arizona and Nevada. The reservoir level has been dropping over the past 15 years.
California frequently experiences dry conditions, drought cycles and variable rainfall. We can’t predict what the future holds and we must be prepared for future droughts.
Water efficiency programs are the most cost-effective tools to increase water reliability for MNWD customers.
Permanent water wasting bans are still in place such as hosing down your driveways, using non-recirculating water in a decorative water feature, and excessively watering lawns.