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Friday, June 23, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

With temperatures expected to climb over 100 degrees today, you might not be in the mood to celebrate water conservation, but the Austin Water Utility is doing it anyway. Yesterday, City Council officially honored a decade of water conservation and “Austin Water’s commitment to providing a sustainable, reliable water supply for all Austin citizens, now and into the future.” A press release commemorating Water Conservation Day (which was technically yesterday) explained, “In spite of tremendous population growth and historic drought, Austin has exceeded ambitious water conservation goals set by City Council. Water use in Austin has dropped to 122 gallons per capita per day (GPCD), down more than 35% from a high of 190 GPCD a decade ago.”

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