During a recent Plainview Water District public meeting, Joel Kessler, chairman of the board of commissioners, proudly reported that the yearly pumpage statistics were down sharply for 2000 in comparison to recent years. Due to the large amount of precipitation and the communities' water conservation efforts, the yearly pumpage fell below 1,550mg (million/gallons) for the first time since 1996 and well below the yearly pumpage average for the decade, 1,762mg. According to Commissioner Edward Shulroff, this past year's pumpage figures are the lowest recorded by the water district since 1980.
"There has been a cooperative effort between the residents of Plainview and the Plainview Water District to continue to keep water pumpage levels lower than in past years," stated Kessler. "The district has provided the community with a variety of water conservation reading materials over the past several years, along with sponsoring the efforts of local organizations which work within the schools to educate our children. The Plainview Water District will continue to promote water conservation and we look forward to expanding our relationship with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Starflower Experience."