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San Luis Obispo County reduces water consumption at public facilities

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San Luis Obispo County Officials say, the county has reduced water use at public facilities and grounds by 35% since 2013, surpassing the 25% state mandate.

The county says, it achieved that number by installing low- flow fixtures in 44 buildings, saving an estimated 4,500 gallons per week. Officials say, they have also repaired leaks, updated plumbing fixtures and replaced water monitoring systems to regulate irrigation at county parks and grounds.

This may be especially important after a new report documenting reservoir levels that are significantly lower than the average capacity for this time of year. Nacimiento reservoir is at 22% Capacity, Whale Rock Reservoir is at 39%, Lopez Lake is at 33 percent and Salinas Reservoir is at 13% capacity.

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