Environment

Is California water use increasing?

Produced by Aaron Mendelson & Chris Keller | Updated Sept. 7, 2016

February monthly water use by the City Of La Habra

Water consumption in the City Of La Habra decreased 25.86 percent in February 2017 compared to February 2016. Overall, consumption in February has decreased 27.38 percent over the past four years.
  • February 2014 0 million gallons
  • February 2015 217 million gallons
  • February 2016 162 million gallons
  • February 2017 120 million gallons

Displayed in millions of gallons

Average daily water consumption by each residential customer

About 91.6% of water consumption in the City Of La Habra is residential. The average daily gallons used by each residential customer decreased 14.50 percent in February 2017 compared to February 2016, according to the State Water Resources Control Board.
62.00
average daily gallons
used by each residential
customer for February 2017
72.52
average daily gallons
used by each residential
customer for February 2016

Year-over-year water consumption

January
  • 2013 182 million gallons
  • 2015 198 million gallons
  • 2016 155 million gallons
February
  • 2013 166 million gallons
  • 2015 217 million gallons
  • 2016 162 million gallons
March
  • 2013 203 million gallons
  • 2015 261 million gallons
  • 2016 176 million gallons
April
  • 2013 274 million gallons
  • 2015 224 million gallons
  • 2016 213 million gallons
May
  • 2013 294 million gallons
  • 2015 210 million gallons
  • 2016 226 million gallons
June
  • 2013 313 million gallons
  • 2015 241 million gallons
  • 2016 286 million gallons
July
  • 2013 326 million gallons
  • 2015 230 million gallons
  • 2016 271 million gallons
August
  • 2013 316 million gallons
  • 2015 245 million gallons
  • 2016 301 million gallons
September
  • 2013 337 million gallons
  • 2015 261 million gallons
  • 2016 243 million gallons
October
  • 2013 299 million gallons
  • 2015 226 million gallons
  • 2016 237 million gallons
November
  • 2013 229 million gallons
  • 2015 211 million gallons
  • 2016 220 million gallons
December
  • 2013 230 million gallons
  • 2015 173 million gallons
  • 2016 170 million gallons

Displayed in millions of gallons
2014 water use data is incomplete and therefore not displayed

Progress toward mandatory water reduction*

City Of La Habra water use decreased by 20.48 percent between June 2015 and February 2016 — the nine months of the initial statewide conservation mandate — but the agency failed to meet a 28 percent reduction.
25.351
billion gallons consumed
over the same months in 2013.
20.160
billion gallons consumed
between June 2015 and February 2016.

*: Approved by the State Water Resources Control Board in 2015, the reduction target was meant to achieve a 25 percent reduction in water use statewide. It is tied to an average July through Sept. 2014 daily per capita residential water use rate that placed water agencies into nine tiers.

Enforcement statistics

Selected enforcement statistics reported by the City Of La Habra to the State Water Resources Control Board.
Month Watering Days Complaints Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthFebruary 2017 Watering Days1 Complaints Received1 Follow-up Actions18 Warnings Issued8 Penalties Assessed
MonthJanuary 2017 Watering Days3 Complaints Received3 Follow-up Actions21 Warnings Issued10 Penalties Assessed
MonthDecember 2016 Watering Days1 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthNovember 2016 Watering Days1 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions29 Warnings Issued15 Penalties Assessed
MonthOctober 2016 Watering Days3 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions40 Warnings Issued37 Penalties Assessed
MonthSeptember 2016 Watering Days3 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions46 Warnings Issued47 Penalties Assessed
MonthAugust 2016 Watering Days3 Complaints Received9 Follow-up Actions53 Warnings Issued40 Penalties Assessed
MonthJuly 2016 Watering Days2 Complaints Received1 Follow-up Actions30 Warnings Issued25 Penalties Assessed
MonthJune 2016 Watering Days2 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions59 Warnings Issued54 Penalties Assessed
MonthMay 2016 Watering Days2 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions27 Warnings Issued44 Penalties Assessed
MonthApril 2016 Watering Days2 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions10 Warnings Issued2 Penalties Assessed
MonthMarch 2016 Watering Days1 Complaints Received7 Follow-up Actions84 Warnings Issued42 Penalties Assessed
MonthFebruary 2016 Watering Days1 Complaints Received2 Follow-up Actions24 Warnings Issued56 Penalties Assessed
MonthJanuary 2016 Watering Days1 Complaints Received Follow-up Actions53 Warnings Issued14 Penalties Assessed
MonthDecember 2015 Watering Days1 Complaints Received3 Follow-up Actions12 Warnings Issued53 Penalties Assessed
MonthNovember 2015 Watering Days1 Complaints Received5 Follow-up Actions63 Warnings Issued28 Penalties Assessed
MonthOctober 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received5 Follow-up Actions25 Warnings Issued48 Penalties Assessed
MonthSeptember 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received3 Follow-up Actions78 Warnings Issued78 Penalties Assessed
MonthAugust 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received2 Follow-up Actions49 Warnings Issued49 Penalties Assessed
MonthJuly 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received5 Follow-up Actions37 Warnings Issued37 Penalties Assessed
MonthJune 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received21 Follow-up Actions21 Warnings Issued21 Penalties Assessed
MonthMay 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received10 Follow-up Actions43 Warnings Issued43 Penalties Assessed
MonthApril 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received10 Follow-up Actions37 Warnings Issued37 Penalties Assessed
MonthMarch 2015 Watering Days2 Complaints Received5 Follow-up Actions5 Warnings Issued5 Penalties Assessed
MonthFebruary 2015 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthJanuary 2015 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthDecember 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthNovember 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthOctober 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthSeptember 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthAugust 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthJuly 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed
MonthJune 2014 Watering Days Complaints Received Follow-up Actions Warnings Issued Penalties Assessed

Here are some ways you can help conserve water

Wash only full loads

Plant California Friendly plants

Capture tap water

Water before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m.

About the data: This data is for urban water suppliers and is based on the the most recent reports submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board. Since the gallons of water used per person per day measurement does not take into account rainfall, temperature, humidity and population density, the State Water Resources Control Board discourages comparisons between water suppliers.

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