Southern California is lucky enough to have different sources of water -- imported, local groundwater, surface water and some recycled supplies. However, even during a rainy year, we are still dependent upon imported supplies to meet all of our demand. If we save water now, realizing that wasting this resource is costly and unnecessary, we can "hedge our bets" against the cyclical droughts that are a part of our normal weather patterns. Since 50% is imported, we are also dependent upon things like snowfall in the Sierra Nevada, supply infrastructure, and maintaining healthy environmental conditions for fish and other wildlife.
False. Approximately 80% of all the water used in California goes to agricultural production. California remains the nation's top agricultural producer. The mild climate (mediterranean) provides for a year-round growing season.
True. Public water customers may receive a water quality report in the mail, or be informed that it is available on an accessible website. All the constituents in the water and the levels deemed safe for public health are listed on these reports. If you have any questions about any of the figures or chemicals you see noted on this report, you can contact your local water agency (the agency to which you pay your bill) and they will be happy to review the figures on the report with you.