Advancements in Water Conservation

8 water use can be divided into several much water

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Unformatted text preview: divided into several much water, and efficient water 5,500,000 million in 1986 to nearly 5.5 million in Water Use Categories 2,000 in residential and commercial markets; overall water use. For individual BAWAC members will continue to look for new, cost- Regional Conservation Approach BAWAC members, the typical range effective technologies, refine and improve existing conser- The BAWAC members will continue to identify opportunities of water use type is: vation programs, and evaluate regional opportunities in to coordinate conservation efforts and outreach to effec- marketing, product labeling and research. Potential opportu- tively convey the importance of water conservation. For Water use patterns are dependent upon many different nities for increasing conservation or supply reliability in the example, BAWAC has recognized that previous conservation factors, including population growth, local climate, economic BAWAC region include the use of new technologies and a messages sponsored by individual Bay Area water agencies conditions and water conservation behaviors. The following regional conservation approach. have affected conservation behaviors by customers of other Water Use Patterns Residential: 49% - 67% Non-Residential: 33% - 51% BAWAC - Population vs. Annual Water Use Category Year Pre-drought Drought 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Post-Drought 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Recent 2000 Percent Change (%) Population 4,700,500 4,761,500 4,822,800 4,893,800 4,956,200 4,983,500 5,026,400 5,087,800 5,139,000 5,170,500 5,214,000 5,279,700 5,352,700 5,419,800 5,491,200 16.8% Water Use (AFY in Thousands) Total Residential 1,050 1,067 1,011 905 937 827 842 874 918 923 977 1,019 968 1,017 1,035 -1.4% 546 546 508 475 475 421 447 477 492 503 532 556 524 551 564 3.2% water use trends are observed within the BAWAC region: Bay Area water agencies. This carryover effect is in part due Technologies New Technologies to the sharing of information and the overlap in media increased 16.8% since 1986, residential water use has Continued research and promotion of new technologies will markets in the Bay Area. Recognizing that regional coordina- only increased 3.2%, and total...
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