Especially in California, water is a precious, limited resource with ever-increasing demands for use by a growing population. Monterey County is completely dependent upon local ground and surface water for both agricultural and urban uses without any contribution from the statewide reservoir system. Besides benefiting local supplies and reducing risk of excessive runoff, area farmers save on water pumping (power) costs when they fine-tune their water use to match crop needs and utilize more precise application methods such as drip and microsprinkler irrigation. Residential water users can likewise reduce their water bills with landscapes that need less water or that take the best advantage of natural rainfall via catchment and garden design.
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