Heavy rainfall brings decline in IWV water use

Water district and groundwater authority hold meetings next week

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer

The Indian Wells Valley Water District reported that customers reduced their January water use by 25.5 percent compared to that in 2013. Water use was also 12 percent lower than it was in December.

“The increase is likely attributable to the storms during the month that brought significant precipitation to the valley,” said IWVWD General Manager Don Zdeba.

Conservation efforts exceeded the 20-percent reduction target set by the district as the entire state works toward curbing groundwater use. Cumulative savings since the rate went into effect last June are 21 percent.

The district also reminds customers that Ordinance 100 remains in effect through the end of this month – meaning outdoor landscape watering is limited to one day per week. More details of the ordinance are available through the district’s website.

The IWVWD Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at the district’s office. Additionally, the IWV Groundwater Authority will meet Thursday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. Agenda information was not available at press time but will be posted online before the meetings.

Story First Published: 2017-02-10