The indoor budget includes 60 gallons per person per day, which is consistent with daily indoor use identified in the recent Water Master Plan Update. The State of California has identified 55 gallons per person per day as the benchmark for efficient use, so the District’s customers will have a slightly larger budget
This individual use is multiplied by the household size, which currently has a default of 4 persons per household. The household number of residents was determined based on local 2010 Census data, which found that local single family residences have an average of 3.3 people, and multi-family residences have an average of 3.6 people.
This is then multiplied by the number of service days in the month to arrive at a total indoor budget. If emergency water shortage conditions exist, the District could adjust the allocation with a drought factor, if needed.