"What the state put together was a plan that determined the cutback levels based on how much water is used on a per person basis in each district," said Jason Foster of the San Diego Water Authority.
Faulconer met with the mayors of El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove and Poway Monday where they highlighted new countywide water restrictions. The new water restrictions mean you can now water your lawns and gardens only two days a week.
The amount of water San Diego residents will be required to conserve will depend where in San Diego they live.
The graph on the left, shows how much residents need to save based on where they live
Residents are also being urged to take part in the artificial turf rebate program and free water audits.
Mayor Faulconer expressed the importance of the Pure Water San Diego Program, which he said will be key to producing clean water. The facility at the 4900 block of East Gate Mall can transform millions of gallons of recycled water into clean drinking water. However, the program needs to undergo an expansion worth nearly $3 billion.
"We need everybody to save. Even if you live in an apartment, you can take shorter showers, you can only do full loads of laundry and dishes in your dishwasher," said Foster.
According to the San Diego Water Authority, using a broom instead of a hose to clean your sidewalk can save eight to 18 gallons a minute. Also, turning water while teeth brushing can save another two gallons a minute.
Foster said each district will go about it differently, so residents should contact their district.
"The clock starts today on saving, so don't delay. Start saving more water now," said Foster.