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Soquel water board details conservation plan

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014

CAPITOLA The Soquel Creek Water District's conservation plan, which aims to reduce water usage over the next 20 years and penalize those customers who go over their budget, was detailed Tuesday ahead of approval in September.

Called "CONSERVATIONplus," the water reduction plan is slated for approval by the district's Board of Directors on Sept. 2 and takes effect in early 2015.

For residential customers, water budgets will be set at 75 gallons a day per person. Fees of up to $4 per 100 gallons used over budget will be charged to monthly bills.

The plan does grant some exceptions, such as increased water budgets for customers with medical needs and in-home licensed care facilities. In addition, residents can also request an increased budget one time a year if their household population temporarily increases.

For the complete article see the 08-14-2014 issue.

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