Our local water supply conditions remain critically low. For the past three years the Russian River watershed has experienced less than average rainfall, including two of the driest years in over 100 years of record keeping. To combat the drought, Santa Rosa implemented drought restrictions and adopted a 20% communitywide water-savings target in June of 2021. For the months of July 2021 through July 2022 the community has reduced water use by 18%. To meet our community’s water-saving target it is critical that we all continue to practice water-saving habits, like taking shorter showers, and look for more ways to achieve permanent water savings, like converting lawn to a low-water use landscape.