The City Of Sacramento, The State Capital Of California

831 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
The city of Sacramento, the state capital of California, is confronted with the need to take action to manage current water consumption trends with respect to climate change, an increase in population, and an increase in business. Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural demand for water are rising during the recent period of drought that triggered the notion of conservation efforts statewide and the potential for water supply shortage is extremely high. This is a plan to respond to the crisis by changing the way the city manages its water supply by enacting new structured fees for business and residential water consumption tiers and furnishing an educational program designed to familiarize consumers with the enforcement of a new tiered fee structure. The proposal is written in response the state’s 20x2020 plan that dictates universal water reduction with the intention of reaching a fixed 20% of overall water consumption reduction by the end of the decade, and the CALGreen building code that regulates the implementation of water-saving technology in new and existing construction. Climate change impact on the state of California over recent decades has generated many environmental fluctuations with the most critical to the city of Sacramento being air temperature increase. Over the next few decades, the local temperature may rise as much as 2° C, badly taxing the environment to new extremes and possibly resulting in unmet demand substantial increase in water…
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