Conserving and Budgeting Water with GIS
Track: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Authors: Ariana Wilfley
Cal Water has implemented water budgets to meet the water use reduction requirement set by the State. Cal Water is committed to providing fair and equitable water budgets for our customers and recognizes that budgets may not be adequate for customers in certain circumstances; customers may appeal for an increase to their water budget. To aid in calculating an appealed water budget, Cal Water uses GIS to consider the customer’s household size, irrigable area, weather, and crop coefficients.