According to a recent report in the Rancho Santa Fe Review, citizens of Rancho Santa Fe recently cut back significantly on their use of water last November in order to do their part to conserve water.
On average, citizens that drew water from the public supply only used 376 gallons of water on average in the month of November, which was down from 584 gallons used in the month of September.
This is partly due to the fact that less water is needed in November anyway since this is traditionally when it rains more in the area. The fact that local restrictions in the San Diego region were recently in effect could have had something to do with it as well.
However, not all of the recent cut back is attributed just to mandatory laws or seasonal variation. One board member in the area claimed that local citizens understand that there’s a drought on and that it’s important for them all to conserve as much water as possible to help out, and that is exactly what’s happening.
It’s apparently not just the Rancho Santa Fe region cutting back either, since other local cities also cut back including Streetwater and Valley Center. The city of San Diego also cut back 17 gallons on average from a total of 82 gallons in September.
But considering the large amount used in the Rancho Santa Fe region, their massive cutback over that period will likely have one of the largest effects on water conservation in the area.