Water Conservation in Bakersfield continues to be well above the state average. State Water Board says the July savings rate compared to 2013 is 31.8 percent for Cal Water’s nearly 280 thousand customers in Bakersfield. City Water is at 16.6 percent and most other local water companies have savings in the 20 percent range, same as the statewide average. The Board credits the City Water system for setting a goal of 9 percent and then exceeding it.

Sean Michael Lisle