Cal Water news release

Salinas, King City Customers Encouraged to Conserve Water

NoticiasAs Monterey County experiences a second dry year in a row, Cal Water encouraged customers in its Salinas and King City Districts to conserve water as much as possible.

“Our Salinas and King City District customers have done a tremendous job with their conservation efforts, and we look forward to partnering with them again as we again face dry conditions,” said Salinas Interim District Manager and prior King City District Manager Marc Bloom.

According to Bloom, while Monterey County has not yet been added to the State's drought emergency declaration, Cal Water has been preparing to meet customers' needs locally in preparation for these conditions. These efforts include:

  • Reemplazo, reparación y renovación de infraestructura para minimizar la pérdida de agua;
  • Identificación y reparación de pérdidas por medio de un Programa de Auditoría y Control de Pérdidas de Agua;
  • Desarrollo de planes maestros de instalaciones y suministro de agua de 30 años, que permiten a la compañía identificar y resolver posibles deficiencias en el suministro; y
  • Actualización de su plan maestro de conservación para ayudar a determinar qué programas beneficiarían más a los clientes locales y disminuirían el uso de agua.

“Although these efforts are critically important, they can't take the place of customer conservation efforts,” Bloom said.

Cal Water alienta a sus clientes a recurrir a su programa de conservación, líder en la industria, para contribuir al ahorro de agua. The utility offers rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices; a free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more; educational resources; and a smart landscape tune-up program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of irrigation leaks at no cost to customers.

Residents and businesses should also continue observing the prohibited uses of water that have been in effect. Water-wasting activities include, in part, using water on outdoor landscaping that causes runoff onto adjacent properties or paved areas; using water during or within 48 hours after measurable rainfall; using a hose to wash vehicles unless the hose has a shutoff nozzle or similar device; and using water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where part of a recirculating system.

Cal Water customers can visit the conservation page for information on conservation programs along with a full list of prohibited uses of water.