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By Allison Jarrell

The City Council has a packed agenda for its public meeting on March 15, including an item regarding the city’s water conservation efforts, which have not been meeting the state mandated 28 percent reduction each month.

According to staff, the city started off reducing its water usage roughly 27 percent each month over a four-month summer period, just under the 28 percent goal. However, water savings have since declined, totaling only 23 percent in January. In February, water usage actually increased from the 2013 benchmark by 15 percent.

Staff said the recent increase in water use “may trigger action” by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall, located at 32400 Paseo Adelanto. To view the rest of the agenda, visit www.sanjuancapistrano.org.

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