GOVERNOR BROWN DIRECTS FIRST EVER STATEWIDE MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.
Comcast introduced a number of water-saving efforts in California last year with the goal of reducing water use by 10 million gallons annually – or 25 percent – in response to California’s growing water crisis. Comcast began implementing improved sustainability tracking and metrics across its footprint in California, and has seen water use down by a significant 30 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year. As part of the new water-saving initiatives, Comcast has halted all washing of its fleet of 2,300 trucks and vans, implemented a “waterless” vehicle cleaning process, implemented drought-proof landscaping, significantly reduced watering for landscaping on its 250 properties across California and is rolling out an employee awareness campaign to encourage its 4,200 employees to save water, both at work and at home. For more information, please contact Michael_Minerva@cable.comcast.com.