As of 2015, homes in the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), including Oakland, use 23% less water than the statewide average, according to an article titled How Water Cuts Could Affect Every Community in California in the New York Times. The multi-year drought has brought the increasing scarcity of water supplies to the public forefront and highlights the need for all Californians to take action to conserve our precious resources. This site provides information on how the City of Oakland is reducing water use in its municipal operations, and some of the many resources, tools and strategies available to help residents to lower water usage and be part of the solution to the water crisis.
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The City of Oakland considers water conservation a high priority and an essential part of our commitment to being a sustainable city.