Water is life. While there are many other issues Councilor Cassutt works on related to sustainability, access to clean water is top of mind for many in our city. The City of Santa Fe has long been a leader in water conservation and is developing 40 and 80 year water plans to ensure there is resiliency in our system guided by data and science. These plans will help develop adaptation strategies around identified gaps between supply and demand. In addition conservation continues to be a key component of ensuring water availability and resiliency in the future. When the City took over the water utility in 1995, the usage in the city was over 13,000 acre feet per year. Currently, water usage is under 9,000 acre feet per year, demonstrating more than one third reduction in total usage while the total population has increased by 25 percent. At the same time we’ve seen a 45 percent reduction in per capita usage. The city currently produces over 3,000 more acre feet per year than it is uses. It is important the city continue to invest in our successful Conservation and Education Programs, and Councilor Cassutt pledges to do so.