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Montecito, Santa Barbara Issue Calls For Water Use Reductions In Face Of Drought

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:19pm

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.

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