Feature Article

Net-Zero Water and More: Moving Beyond “Low Flow”

These emerging water strategies are finding momentum and filling the need to address efficiency and resilience on multiple scales.

May 5, 2014

As a result of the severe drought in California, St. Helena City Council announced mandatory water rationing for its homes effective January 2014. It imposed a limit of 65 gallons per person per day—one-third of the average water consumption in the state—with a $374 charge for every 748 gallons above the limit to take effect in a few months.