The Rancho Santa Fe Post

San Diego County Misses Mark on Water Mandates

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The Santa Fe Irrigation district was one among several other San Diego water districts which fell short of state-mandated water cutbacks in November 2015. However, SFID missed its mark by the lowest percentage in San Diego County - only 0.3 percent.

Water districts for Carlsbad Municipal, San Dieguito, Olivenhain, and Fallbrook fell short by 2.7 percent or more.

According to KUSI, "State water officials set water consumption totals in 2013 as the benchmark for comparisons."

"They've acknowledged that it's difficult to find ways to cut back on water use during the cooler weather months, since people irrigate their lawns and plants less frequently, and point to the cumulative savings as a positive sign of cooperation. "We expected the percentage drop in the cooler fall and winter months when we use less water in general so we are still on track,'' said Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the state Water Resources Control Board."

Read the full story at KUSI