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Water officials ask you to voluntarily conserve water

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NORTH COAST- The North Coast still isn’t seeing much rainfall, and recently Governor Brown asked Californians to voluntarily cut their water usage by 20 percent because of the drought. 

Now Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District officials are echoing that request.  Ruth Reservoir and the Mad River provide the drinking water to the seven municipalities served by Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District.  Currently, Ruth Reservoir is 55 percent full.  While that is enough water to provide those municipalities with water for a year, Ruth Reservoir is usually at 90 to 95 percent full this time of year. 

Now water officials are asking you to participate in voluntary water conservation habits while they work with the municipalities on updated conservation programs for later in the year.