Officials gave an update Tuesday on the water conservation efforts undertaken by residents and the City.
Over the month of September, Sierra Madre saving over 21 million gallons of water compared to last year; a reduction of over 20 percent from Sept. 2012.
October's savings were at a slightly lower rate compared to last year, with a savings of nearly 4.5 million gallons compared to the same time in 2012, officials said.
"We're starting at a slightly lower rate. but we fully expect it will pick up. It does fluctuate from day to day. In the first few days of this month, the conservation rate is a little over 17 percent," officials said.
Despite the conservation efforts, water levels continue their decline, officials said.
Well No. 3 has seen a decrease of 5.3 feet in static water elevation since July 2013. Well No. 4, which is not in production, is down 6 feet, well No. 5 is down almost 3.5 feet, while well No. 6 is down nearly 6 feet in elevation, officials said.
When water levels reach a certain low, the appropriate well will have to be shut off, officials said.