I’m working hard to conserve, will new development have to conserve as well?
Yes. All new development requires strict indoor and outdoor water efficiency. In fact, today’s development is 20-50% more water efficient than development constructed before 1980. So, upgrading our existing housing stock as well as new infill development will reduce overall demand. In addition, new development also pays certain fees to both fund the current water system and secure additional water sources.

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1. Why is the City allowing major development when water supply is low?
2. Won’t a building moratorium help save water?
3. I’m working hard to conserve, will new development have to conserve as well?
4. Why not stop building for a while during drought conditions just to be prudent then start up again when the drought is over?
5. What if this drought continues for the next 5 years?
6. What can we do to become a drought proof community?