WRD issues statement supporting California state of emergency declaration

Jan. 23, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Calif. — The WRD encourages water conservation in the face of sustained drought conditions in the state.

LAKEWOOD, Calif. — The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) has issued a statement in support of Governor Edmund G. Brown's recent declaration of a state of emergency due to continued drought conditions, according to a press release.

Read more on municipal topics here.

"The Water Replenishment District of Southern California strongly supports Governor Brown's recent drought emergency declaration, and we encourage all of the four million residents that rely on our groundwater resources to redouble their conservation efforts. Water is a terrible thing to waste at any time, but that is especially true during one of the worst droughts in history," said WRD Board President Rob Katherman.

Governor Brown declared the state of emergency effective Friday, as the state faces water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded history.

"WRD will continue to maximize locally produced and stored groundwater supplies in order to minimize the need to purchase imported water from the Colorado River and the Northern California Delta, as this drought will likely increase costs and demand for imported water resources," said Katherman.

Sponsored Recommendations

NFPA 70B a Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

NFPA 70B: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

MV equipment sustainability depends on environmentally conscious design values

Medium- and low voltage equipment manufacturers can prepare for environmental regulations now by using innovative MV switchgear design that eliminates SF6 use.

Social Distancing from your electrical equipment?

Using digital tools and apps for nearby monitoring and control increases safety and reduces arc flash hazards since electrical equipment can be operated from a safer distance....

Meet the future of MV switchgear

SureSeT new-generation metal-clad. Smarter. Smaller. Stronger.