Advancements in Water Conservation

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Unformatted text preview: ion. • Coordinate, review and influence planning by other entities that may affect water resources management in the Bay Area region. *BAWUA is an association representing 29 cities, water districts and other agencies located in the counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda. Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition • Although the combined population in the BAWAC region has increased over 15% since 1986, water use has actually decreased. page eight Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition Although the combined population in the BAWAC region has increased over 15% since 1986, water use has actually decreased. water use cannot be reduced by displacing volume in the ued achievements in conservation savings for BAWAC tank. In landscape applications, cutting back water use of a members will be made possible through the following: xeriscape garden irrigated with drip emitters or other water • conservation programs that create permanent savings conserving systems would yield very little savings because the plants by nature do not require Population Growth 6,000,000 The population in the BAWAC region 1987-1992 Drought has increased from approximately 4.7 Population Overall Use Residential Use Population 1,400 1,200 4,500,000 1,000 800 4,000,000 600 residential, commercial, industrial, 3,500,000 institutional, etc. For the BAWAC 400 region as a whole, residential use 3,000,000 • increasing urban densities (with corresponding reduction in landscape use); 200 • increased commitment for conservation funding; and limitations, contin- • continued reinforcement of a societal water conservation awareness. BAWAC members will continue to evaluate their existing water conservation programs to identify additional opportunities for local and regional implementation.* 19 86 19 87 19 88 19 89 19 90 19 91 19 92 19 93 19 94 19 95 19 96 19 97 19 98 19 99 20 00 represents more than 54% of the • technological advances in water conserving devices; Despite these Water Use (AFY in Thousands) 5,000,000 different categories including: 1,800 use is already occurring. 1,600 2000, an increase of 16.8%. Water use can be...
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