Two more South Coast communities are calling for immediate reduction in water use as a result of the drought.
The Montecito Water District today put out a call to its customers for a 30% reduction in water use, while the City of Santa Barbara this afternoon declared a Stage One drought, and is seeking a 20% drop in use.
Santa Barbara’s winter rainfall to date is only 14% of average.
A number of other governmental, and water agencies in the region have already issued calls for reductions.
Ventura is seeking a 10% voluntary reduction in water use.