City programs running in advance of mandatory water cuts

Santa Monica is preparing for mandatory water cuts and officials are hoping a variety of programs will prompt locals to make some water-wise changes in the near future.

The City will implement a Stage 2 water emergency later this year and city staff said residents and businesses will face mandatory cuts. Staff said the final details would be discussed at an Oct. 28 council meeting but that customers can begin cutting use immediately thanks to several pre-existing programs.

Tom Fleming, an account executive with Sustainable Works Business Greening program said awareness about the drought is prompting an increase in businesses calling to learn about water saving problems. “With the drought in the headlines, we do find more interested business saying they want to save water,” he said.

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