State overstates city’s water conservation effort
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 — The numbers used by the State Water Resources Control Board to rank Susanville as the top municipality in the state in terms of the amount of water conserved are inaccurate.
Councilmember Nick McBride questioned the ranking during the Susanville City Council’s Wednesday, June 2 meeting. According the state’s numbers, the city reduced its water consumption by 56 percent during April 2015 compared to April 2013.
“What’s the big news on the radio that we’re the biggest conserver of water in the state?” McBride asked Jared Hancock, the city’s administrator. The erroneous ranking also was reported on a local website.