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"Everyone’s water use matters, it all adds up. We are going to get through this drought drop by drop," Barry Dugan, Principal Program Specialist at Sonoma Water, said. "There's a lot of ways we can all reduce our water use."

Two consecutive years of below-average rainfall and low reservoir levels may make this year the worst drought in the County’s history. Sonoma Water Agency, that provides water to more than a half million residents in the North Bay, has pledged to reduce water consumption by twenty percent. And has petitioned the state to preserve the water in the Russian River Watershed. But Dugan said everyone can do their part at home to save water right now.

"Take shorter showers, reduce your irrigation, only do full loads of laundry," Dugan said. "We got through the pandemic by working together, for the most part, and that’s the way we are going to get through this drought."

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is giving out free water saving kits on June twelfth to any resident that needs one, first come first serve, in various locations throughout the county. The kit includes buckets, shower timers and self closing garden nozzles. 

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