A big “Thank you!” goes out to each of the customers who participated in the Baseline Survey. We couldn’t have done it without you! A total of 275 residential customers and 120 business establishments in the Santa Cruz and Live Oak areas opened their doors and helped us out in determining how much water conservation has been achieved to date. These randomly selected customers allowed surveyors to come into their homes and businesses, look at all water uses on site both indoors and out, and identify what water-saving equipment they have in place. A range of customer classes were part of the study, including single family homes, large multi-family complexes, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, schools, offices, medical facilities, and laundromats. The study analyzed how water efficient we currently are as a community and will help to indicate where we may be able to conserve in the future.
The Baseline Survey was conducted as a precursor to the City’s next Water Conservation Master Plan. The data will be used to help develop the Plan, along with public input. The Water Conservation Master Plan will estimate remaining water conservation potential and guide water conservation programs and efforts through 2030
For further information about this study, contact Toby Goddard, Water Conservation Manager at 831-420-5232 or email.