As of November, Burbank residents and businesses had saved 961 million gallons of water since Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order mandating 25% reductions in urban water use statewide went into effect in June, according to the Burbank Water and Power website, which is tracking the city’s progress toward saving 1 billion gallons by the end of February.
Residents and businesses have responded to the state mandate to curb Burbank’s water use by 24% from June to February, cumulatively, compared to a 2013 baseline, surpassing that target, so far. Through October, Burbank had used 27.8% less water than the same June-to-October period two years ago, according to data released last month by the State Water Resources Control Board.
On average, each city resident used 30 gallons less per day in October 2015 than in the same month the year prior, continuing a trend of per-capita daily water conservation that has hovered around that mark since June, the data showed. –(December 2015) by Chad Garland, the Burbank Leader.
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