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eternalshadow 04-04-2010 11:06 AM

California household water research question
What's going on everyone?

I'm doing a paper for my masters program, being that it's due today I'm posting this question here insted of the non-wakeboarding discussion.

I'm wondering if your water use is metered and if you pay for household water use?


2006maliblue 04-04-2010 11:23 AM

On a well we pay based on estimated acre feet used based on our well electricity useage however a supreme court ruling has found the charges by santa clara county water district for private well users is unconstitional and is currently being challenged. So we may no longer be charged if a majority of well owners protest the charges. So we'll see what happens on that one!

wakeboardertj 04-04-2010 4:15 PM

on a private well, just pay for electricity for the pumps to send the water 100 yards to the house.

sixeye 04-04-2010 5:46 PM

Yes, and yes. Metered, and pay for all water use.

eternalshadow 04-04-2010 6:16 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I have to design a community based social marketing plan; at least in theory; and a year or two ago I was discussing water coservation practices on this discussion board and being that I had already dabbled in it and knowing that California is under water pressures I figured it was a good way to go. I didn't realize that the Governor had passed a state of emergency in 2009 and mobilized large resources to try and tackle this problem.

I've since discovered that he has asked for an indivual comittment from everyone to reduce water use by 20% and that while the numbers vary that the average household use per person in California is 135 gallons/day vs a country average of 120 gallons/day. Also interesting is that new buildings constructed starting in 2011 will be under new code to meet a 20% reduction over current building practices.

It also looks like if every person in California reduced their water usage by 20% that it would make up for 25% of the water in Lake Shasta or account for a potential water level change of 300 ft' of elevation. Somewhat crazy stuff when putting it in perspective.

ryanw209 04-04-2010 10:05 PM

No one the metered water in central california(Lodi). We pay a standard rate depending on how many bedrooms your household has i beleive. With that being said I think they are in the process of installing meters and we will be switching over to metered water within the next 4 years.

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