Overview

The electricity used to pump, treat, and deliver water throughout Encinitas is responsible for 3% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Clean water is an essential, but limited resource, that is expected to be strained even further through projected drought conditions in a changing climate. We can reduce GHGs and enhance our resilience by ensuring we all use water in the most efficient way possible.

GPCD

Gallons Per Person Per Day

We measure water consumption in gallons per person (capita) per day (GPCD). This measurement allows individuals to have a sense of how much water they are using and allows water utilities to prepare for population growth.

Data & Targets
  • 186

    GPCD

    2012

    Baseline
  • 192

    GPCD

    2013

  • 181

    GPCD

    2020

    Short-Term Target
  • 181

    GPCD

    2030

    Long-Term Target
Data & Targets
2012

Baseline

186

GPCD
2013

192

GPCD
2020

Short-Term Target

181

GPCD
2030

Long-Term Target

181

GPCD

Actions to Address Water Consumption

In 2012, the delivery and treatment of water for human consumption was responsible for 3% of total GHG emissions in Encinitas. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) identified one action to address emissions from water consumption.

Charts & Graphs

GPCD Water Consumption

The graph at the left shows the per person per day water consumption in Encinitas. The two lines represent the actual water consumption in 2012 and 2013 (black line) and the target levels the City aims to get to by 2020 and 2030 (blue line) once the actions from the Climate Action Plan have been implemented.

Total Water Consumption

The graph at the left shows total water consumption in Encinitas. The three lines represent the actual water consumption in 2012 and 2013 (black line); the projected consumption levels for 2020 and 2030 (blue line) under a business as usual scenario- meaning the City takes no further action to encourage reductions; and finally the targeted levels the City aims to get to for 2020 and 2030 (taupe line) once the actions from the Climate Action Plan have been implemented.

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  • While GPCD is not a perfect apples to apples comparison, Encinitas residents are using more than the average American.

  • Of course, when we have had to cut back on water use, we have done a great job. During the recent drought, Encinitas was able to reduce its water consumption by 20%. Let’s keep that low rate going so the next drought is easier to get through.

     

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