2017 STREAM Awards
2017 STREAM Award for Exemplary Level 2 Drought Response
Under what level drought is your utility or authority currently?
Please indicate under which award category you are submitting.
Large utility or authority (serving population greater than 50,000)
Small utility or authority (serving population fewer than 50,000)
Please provide background into the decision-making process that led your utility or authority to implement the strategies you chose.
Please provide a general overview of how your response to the Level 2 Drought met/meets the guiding principles of STREAM: SUSTAINABLE in practice; THOUGHTFUL and innovative; REGIONAL in scale; actively ENGAGES the community; APPLICABLE to other communities; and provides MEASURED success.
Please provide details for all of the following strategies that you implemented and provide specific examples of how you addressed one or more guiding principles of STREAM:
How did your utility/authority implement a public information campaign that goes significantly beyond the minimum notice and public service messages associated with Drought Response Level 1?
Did your utility/authority require that restaurants provide glasses of water only upon request? Was messaging provided for restaurant patrons and how?
Did your utility/authority distribute more retrofit kits and water saving devices to customers than in non-drought times? Do you have a metric, or general estimate, on how many more?
Does your utility/authority have a technical assistance program to target high water users in order to identify and/or recommend opportunities to reduce water usage? Do you have an example of a high water user changing their habits and reducing water use?
Was your utility/authority able to reduce system pressure? Please estimate your savings.
Did your utility/authority implement pool cover requirements? Do you have a written policy and would you be willing to share with other jurisdictions?
How does your utility/authority’s tiered conservation rate discourage high water use? What are the tiers?
Did your utility/authority suspend street cleaning programs that use water, despite MS4 permit requirements? If so, how did your jurisdiction manage street cleaning?
Did your utility/authority implement or accelerate leak detection and repair programs? Do you have a metric for estimated leaks found and repaired while your jurisdiction was/is in Level 2?
Did your utility/authority impose monetary penalties or terminate water services to reduce outdoor water waste? What is the penalty and has it helped reduce excessive outdoor water use?
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