Drought Measures!

I thought a quick post about what’s happened in Northern California so far in terms of drought measures might be in order.

Governor Jerry Brown recently declared a statewide drought emergency and is asking all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent.  California is experiencing a serious drought and the state will be challenged to meet its water needs in the upcoming year. Calendar year 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change is in sight for 2014.

So far, everything suggested is voluntary, and here’s a list of the measures we are all urged to follow: http://saveourh2o.org/content/outdoors

This is a handy link that overlays all announced drought measures by county and should be updated over time:


One area where everyone can do a lot to help is the installation of grey water systems. It’s something I’m very keen on and hope to have another post just about that very soon.