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Advancements in Water Conservation

Advancements in Water Conservation - Bay Area Water...

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Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition Conclusions Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition page eight Advancements in Water Conservation BAWAC has been established to achieve the following goals: Create a unified voice for the Bay Area regional water suppliers; Develop regional water planning objectives that embody the common needs of the Signatory agencies; Provide a forum and a framework to discuss water management planning issues and coordinate projects and programs that would meet the regional objectives to improve water supply reliability and water quality; Document, coordinate and communicate existing and planned programs and activities being implemented in the Bay Area region in the areas of water use efficiency and water treatment; Coordinate, review and influence planning by other entities that may affect water resources management in the Bay Area region. BAWAC is committed to aggressively advancing water conservation in the Bay Area. Member agencies have collaborated to document historic achievements and ongoing water conservation efforts in the BAWAC region. This brochure highlights these achievements and outlines future opportuni- ties for continued success of water conservation in the BAWAC region. The Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition (BAWAC) is comprised of the Alameda County Water District (ACWD), Bay Area Water Users Association (BAWUA), Contra Costa Water District (CCWD), East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), and Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (Zone 7). The BAWAC region serves a population of nearly 5.5 million people residing within the greater Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties). Alameda County W ater District Bay Area W ater Users Association* ater Users Association* Contra Costa W Contra Costa W ater District ater District ater District ater District East Bay Municipal Utility District BA W AC Members: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Santa Clara V alley W ater District Zone 7 W ater Agency The following summarize key themes for water conservation in the BAWAC region: 1. W e’ve come a long way . The BAWAC region has successfully developed, imple- mented, and maintained effective water conservation programs to date, as evidenced by: Current water use levels below pre-drought (mid 80’s) levels, despite a 16.8% increase in population; Water use trends similar to other urban areas that also implement smart water management strategies; and Continued success with customers and a showcase of acclaimed water conservation programs. 2. 2. Practical limits exist, but are not standing Practical limits exist, but are not standing in the way .
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