(El Centro meeting conservation targets)…In April the Governor announced a statewide mandatory 25% water reduction order.
The order stems from the severe drought in the state of California. To comply with the order, each city within the state must submit documentation demonstrating the water conservation effort and the amount of water that has been saved. The target goal for El Centro was to reduce water usage by 24 percent. The city was notified this week by the state that their water conservation efforts are indeed effective and for the months of June and July, the city of El Centro has met or exceeded the mandated 24 % reduction in water usage set by the state. El Centro Mayor Efrain Silva says this accomplishment is only possible by the efforts and sacrifices of the entire city to cut back on water usage and contribute to the resolution of the state water crisis.