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These SD Water Districts Missed Their Conservation Goals Last Month



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    More San Diego County water districts are beginning to miss their conservation goals, according to new numbers from the State Water Control Board.

    In October, 10 districts failed to meet their state-mandated water savings, which are compared to water usage in October 2013.

    Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the state must save a cumulative 25 percent of its water to fight four years of drought. The State Water Control Board then determined how much each water agency would need to conserve to reach that goal.

    Here are the districts that fell short last month:

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    The Fallbrook Public Utility District and San Dieguito Water District have failed to meet their conservation goals every month since the state board made them mandatory in June.

    As a regional whole, San Diego County must save about 20 percent of its water each month to reach California’s goal. In October, the districts cumulatively saved 24.6 percent.

    Statewide, Californians have reduced their water by an average of 27.1 percent over the last five months; however, last month, the state's conservation rate was 22.2 percent, down from 26.4 percent in September.

    San Diego water district officials hope the El Nino to come will do the watering on local lawns, helping homeowners and businesses save more.

    Beginning Tuesday, Carlsbad residents will only be allowed to water one day a week under new restrictions.

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