Step it up: Small actions can make a big difference during the drought

Greg Thomas is the general manager of Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Greg ThomasSpecial to Valley NewsAt Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, we are proud of the steps our community has taken to embrace water use efficiency as an essential way of life here in Southern California. Whether a wet or dry year, we have made great strides in using our water more efficiently.On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted Emergency Water Use Regulations to promote water conservation during the current drought emergency. Though the state received significant rainfall and snowfall in the last weeks of December, the state is still under extreme drought conditions. The declaration requires customers to be mindful of water use and practice water efficiency. The mandates fall under “Stage 2” of EVMWD’s Water Shortage Planning P
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