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Calaveras Conserves | Severe Drought and Water Conservation Update - August 31, 2021

A poster displaying "USE WATER WISELY" with a tap, water drop, Earth, and logos for "Calaveras Conserves" and other entities.

SAN ANDREAS, CA., August 31 2021 – As California is currently faced with a historic drought, Calaveras Conserves is encouraging all Calaveras County residents to use water wisely to maximize supplies and protect our water reserves in the event of yet another dry winter. Although no mandatory state conservation measures have been imposed, state officials are calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 15 percent compared to 2020 levels. Multiple Calaveras Conserves partnering agencies including Union Public Utility District, Calaveras County Water District, Blue Lake Springs Municipal Water Company and Utica Water and Power Authority have adopted voluntary water conservation responses. The Calaveras Conserves webpage has the most up to date summary of how each partnering water agency in the County is responding to water shortages based on the water supply conditions within their service area.

Now that we are in the peak of summer, it is more important than ever to use water wisely. The Calaveras County community can practice water efficiency year-round and make a difference by finding and fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, installing water efficient landscaping and avoiding outdoor watering during the hottest part of the day.
The Calaveras Conserves water conservation partnership was formed in Spring, 2015 as an opportunity for agencies to provide a consistent outreach message to the community during droughts. All major water agencies in Calaveras County are members including, Union Public Utility District, City of Angels, Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company, Utica Water and Power Authority, Calaveras Public Utility District, Calaveras County Water District and Valley Springs Public Utility District. As a partnership, these agencies are meeting regularly during the current drought with the goal of providing the most up to date water conservation information for customers throughout the County.

For more information regarding current water conditions and conservation efforts specific to your water district, please contact your local water agency. For additional information tips for water conservation, visit the Calaveras Conserves webpage at or

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