(KRON) – The governor soon might not ask you to conserve water.
If we don’t get rain soon and if people continue to not save more water there could soon be mandatory water restrictions.
Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom met with leaders from most of the state’s water agencies urging them to do even more to get people to conserve water including educating customers and possibly impose fines. Everything is on the table.
“Every water agency across the state needs to take more aggressive actions to communicate about the drought emergency and implement conservation measures,” Newsom stated in a press release. “Californians made significant changes since the last drought but we have seen an uptick in water use, especially as we enter the summer months. We all have to be more thoughtful about how to make every drop count.”
January, February and March were the three driest first three months of the year in the state’s history.
“It’s intense,” Lafayette resident Maggie Saracevic told KRON4. “We can’t really let our water run. People have to conserve. We can’t be taking 15 minute showers anymore.”
Some of the state’s largest reservoirs are at half of their historical averages.