SAN DIEGO — Having called for a 10 percent reduction in water consumption last October, Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a press conference Tuesday that San Diego residents fell short this year.
“A 5.7 percent reduction is simply not enough to avoid water restrictions in the future,” Sanders told the press. “All of us need to do more.” Residents can expect further water restrictions this winter, in order to make up for the deficit. It’s not immediately clear what types of restrictions will be implemented.
Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org