"Amid Drought, Sacramento Water Use Climbed"

"As the state entered a severe drought, many of the city of Sacramento's biggest water users increased their watering dramatically, including some familiar locations: the City Cemetery, Land Park and Curtis Park.

A Bee investigation of water use in Sacramento, based on an examination of three years of metering records, reveals city government itself as the top water scofflaw.

Even when Sacramento issued its first-ever 'spare the water' alert this summer, forbidding outdoor watering by residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the city's own park and cemetery workers apparently missed the memo."

Charles Piller reports for the Sacramento Bee August 9, 2009.


Source: Sacramento Bee, 08/10/2009