Community Health, Youth Voices
All water agencies statewide must reduce their water usage by 25 percent, but four agencies in the Coachella Valley, rated among the highest per-capita water users in the state, have been ordered to reduce their water usage by 36 percent. The Valley’s water district has a strategy to meet the mandate, a plan with some regulatory heft, incorporating both fines and incentives to keep residents wise to water waste. “We live in the desert; we are constantly in droughts. Just because the rest of the state is in a drought, does not mean that we are new to this.” Get more information from the story on Coachella Unincorporated.