CA releases new water production, consumption reporting requirement

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ARCADIA, CA, August 15, 2014 -- In an effort to address reduced water supplies made worse by continuing drought conditions, the state of California has announced a new reporting requirement for water production and water consumption.

According to the State Water Resources Control Board, the emergency regulatory action is meant to "ensure that urban water suppliers implement drought response plans to limit outdoor irrigation and other wasteful water practices."

In addition to having to impose mandatory restrictions on the use of potable water for certain outdoor uses, suppliers must also provide a monitoring report by the 15th of every month, beginning in August 2014. The report must detail the amount of potable water produced or purchased and the number of customers served.

Additional residential per capita consumption reports will be required starting on October 15th, 2014.

Water utilities and suppliers can address this emergency reporting requirement through automated production reports available through Sedaru, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution provided by IDModeling, Inc., a global provider of smart water network software and services.

In support of the Emergency Regulations for Water Conservation, Sedaru delivers automated water production and consumption reports. This automation can source data directly from existing SCADA, AMI/AMR systems, or from daily facility inspection rounds collected digitally within Sedaru. This data is then summarized, aggregated and analyzed to meet the utility's specifications.

See also:

"USDA grants $9.7M to 73,000 rural Californians affected by drought"

"CA water authority backs water bond; urges legislators to approve"


About IDModeling, Inc.

Infrastructure Data Modeling (IDM) delivers next-generation network management software and services for the smart water industry to build the world's water network. IDM connects the past and models the present to prepare for the future, with fully-connected, real-time, user-friendly products designed to bring immediate value to its customers. IDM operates Sedaru as a service for utilities to access information, communicate across the organization, and simulate performance of their water systems. For more information, visit www.idmodeling.com.

About Sedaru

Sedaru is What Happens Next™ when water utilities need to make the right decisions. With connected decision support analytics, Sedaru creates findable, shareable, and actionable insights for any role within the utility, including Management, Engineering, Operations, Water Quality, Maintenance, and Customer Service. For more information, visit www.sedaru.com.

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