While the 2011-2012 winter season was unusually dry, water supplies are still in good shape. Gibraltar Reservoir and Lake Cachuma were filled to capacity during the 2010-2011 winter season. Lake Cachuma, the primary water supply for the City and other South Coast water purveyors, provides 5 or more years of storage when full. Learn more about the City’s water sources and see countywide rainfall data.
But an adequate water supply does not mean we can forget about conservation. The City’s water supply is secure in part because of the ongoing efforts of our customers to be efficient in their water use. Thanks to water conservation and use of recycled water, potable water usage is down 15% compared to the 1980’s, even with a larger population. Citizens are urged to continue to take advantage of the many conservation services offered by the City’s Water Conservation Program.