California water use per capita, by district

Apr 7, 2015

Matthew Bloch and Haeyoun Park for the New York Times mapped, for about 400 water districts, how much water Californians use per capita on a daily basis. In some areas, the daily average is over 500 gallons per capita. That’s nuts.

Then again, I still can’t get over that the state average is around 100 gallons per day. I just looked at last month’s water bill, and my household is right around there. Is someone working on a home monitor that’s easier to read than the bill that reports water use in cubic feet?

I’m pretty sure most people don’t have a clue about how much water they use every day, and maybe if they did know they’d do something about it.


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