Today is a water-centric day for Mayor Jerry Sanders.

He spoke this morning at the Burnham Institute, highlighting the nonprofit research organization’s water conservation efforts. The institute has cut its water consumption in half since January 2006, upgrading its bathroom faucets, using waterless urinals and dual-flush toilets and turning to reclaimed water for its outdoor irrigation.

The organization saves about 300,000 gallons of water monthly through its conservation efforts, Sanders said, according to his prepared remarks.

The mayor urged city residents and businesses to take their own water conservation steps, asking for them to stop over-watering their lawns and other landscaping. That would save enough water annually to fill the Sweetwater Reservoir

This afternoon, Sanders has been meeting with mayors from throughout Southern California to talk about water reliability issues and discuss SoCal issues they want to see included in a potential water infrastructure bond proposal.


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