Best place to live, but will your home have water supply in 20 years?
That’s what 70 residents from both older and newer community members gathered to find out on Water Education Day, February 26th, 2017. This was the very first of a series of events organized by the Ad Hoc Committee on Water spearhead by Lynda Grose.
Homes in Muir Beach
Gallons of Water
Muir Beach faces the following challenges:
According to LAFCO:
Since 2009 MB water use has increased while population growth has remained stagnant
Peak Day demand increased by 24.5%
Average per day per connection allowed is 144 gallons
MB water use is outpacing water production capacity under drought conditions by 2023 without conservation
MB wells have a direct effect on Redwood Creek causing isolated pooling in summer affecting endangered wildlife populations
Conserving water and maintaining water revenues
Finding $ for necessary improvements
Conflict between water diversion permit, tiered water rates + restrictions on tiered water rates (prop 218)
If you weren’t able to attend, check out our presenters slide shows!