The City of Fresno adopted the 2015 Water Conservation Act that provides specific measures for enhanced water conservation. The city enforces water waste regulations from the Municipal Code and responds to water waste complaints 7 days a week.
MID serves irrigation customers whose allocation was reduced by 58% this year. The district implemented four special drought programs including an Allocation Return Program and a Farmer to Farmer Delivery Program. The district also offers a drought information webpage, an online weekly water usage report and remains committed to operating in a very conservative manner.
Madera Irrigation District recently installed SCADA/automation improvements at 21 sites, conserving 9,000 acre-feet on average. MID also reconfigured metering locations for more accurate water deliveries and is promoting public education on the drought through many mediums.
Turlock Irrigation District, which serves only irrigation water, invested $6 million in completing three, independently-funded water conservation projects expected to conserve up to 14,000 acre-feet of water in normal years. The district continues to educate customers on the drought and remains vigilant in operating its gravity delivery system to minimize losses and maximize operational efficiency. TID's 2015 irrigation season has experienced a 62% reduction in available water.