Drought Information

February 9, 2016 Update
In January MMWD customers saved 12% percent compared to the same month in 2013, falling below our 20% target set by the state. Since water use is already much lower in winter, there is less room for customers to cut back, making it more challenging to reach our goal. The good news is cumulative savings for June 2015 - January 2016 is 20.7%, continuing to surpass our target.

Earlier this month, Governor Brown's drought executive order calling for statewide reductions was extended to October 2016. This means the state will continue to ask MMWD to reduce water use by 20%, and we will continue to ask our customers to voluntarily conserve as you have been doing. In addition to being mandated by the state, conservation is common sense for MMWD customers: Even when full, our reservoirs hold only about a two-year supply of water, and we never know what the next rainfall year will bring. Thank you for doing your part!

Month 2013
Water Production
(AF)*
2015/16
Water Production
(AF)*

Savings Achieved
(Goal: 20%)
Cumulative
Savings
(Goal: 20%)
June 2015
2,836 AF
2,108 AF
26%
26%
July 2015
2,977 AF
2,287 AF
23%
24.4%
 August 2015
2,960 AF
2,369 AF
20%
22.9%
 September 2015
2,742 AF
2,239 AF
18%
21.8%
 October 2015
2,599 AF
 2,149 AF
17%
21.0%
 November 2015
 2,090 AF
 1,628 AF
22%
21.1%
December 2015
1,888 AF
1,429 AF
24%
21.5%
January 2016
1,552 AF
1,364 AF
12%
20.7%
*One AF, or acre-foot, is 325,851 gallons

January 6, 2016 Update

MMWD customers saved 24% in December compared to the same month in 2013. Cumulative savings for June through December is 21.5%, surpassing our 20% target set by the state.

The current nine-month reporting period continues through February 2016. In November, Governor Brown extended his executive order calling for statewide reductions through October 2016, if the drought persists through this month.

With the arrival of El Niño it may be tempting to ease up on our conservation efforts. But saving water now will help ensure we have enough in our reservoirs this coming summer and beyond. Thank you and keep up the great work!

Month 2013
Water Production
(AF)*
2015/16
Water Production
(AF)*

Savings Achieved
(Goal: 20%)
Cumulative
Savings
(Goal: 20%)
June 2015
2,836 AF
2,108 AF
26%
26%
July 2015
2,977 AF
2,287 AF
23%
24.4%
 August 2015
2,960 AF
2,369 AF
20%
22.9%
 September 2015
2,742 AF
2,239 AF
18%
21.8%
 October 2015
2,599 AF
 2,149 AF
17%
21.0%
 November 2015
 2,090 AF
 1,628 AF
22%
21.1%
December 2015
1,888 AF
1,429 AF
24%
21.5%
*One AF, or acre-foot, is 325,851 gallons