IN THE BASIN
WEST TRENTON, N.J. (March 31) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has long recognized the importance and value of using water wisely at all times, not just during times of drought. The commission has an ambitious water conservation program in place, the newest component being its water loss reporting initiative for public water suppliers. Results from the first year of reporting indicate that approximately 150 million gallons of treated and pressurized water is lost from public water supply distribution systems in the Delaware River Basin every day.
“The water audit requirement is part of the commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure progressive water resources management and enhance water conservation in the basin by helping to decrease water demand at the source, reduce treatment costs, and improve system efficiency,” said DRBC Deputy Executive Director Robert Tudor. “The current severe drought in California serves as a timely reminder that our water supplies are limited and that we must always strive to use this resource wisely.”