- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Unmetered water connections

Californians who live in 10 water districts with the highest number of unmetered homes or businesses all used more water each day than the state average. The figures below are for the 2013 calendar year.

Rank Water provider Number unmetered Percentage unmetered Daily gallons per person used
1 City of Sacramento Main 72,544 54% 209
2 California Water Service, Bakersfield 22,325 35% 212
3 City of Modesto 16,248 24% 258
4 City of Lodi 14,050 55% 224
5 Sacramento Suburban Water District 13,015 28% 196
6 City of West Sacramento 12,231 85% 214
7 City of Merced 10,773 36% 304
8 Sacramento County Water Agency, Laguna-Vineyard 7,354 17% 180
9 City of Galt 6,429 87% 238
10 Oildale Mutual Water Co., Kern County 6,067 75% 272
- - - State average = 172

Source: State Water Resources Control Board

Meters by region



Several Central California counties from Kern to Sacramento lead the list of those without fully installed water meters. The figures below are for the 2013 calendar year.

Rank County Number of unmetered connections
1 Sacramento 109,202
2 Kern 36,250
3 San Joaquin 20,073
4 Stanislaus 16,335
5 Merced 14,914
6 Fresno 7,697

Source: State Water Resources Control Board

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