In response to the driest California year on record and the emergency drought declaration by Governor Jerry Brown to conserve water, AT&T California President Ken McNeely asked AT&T’s 34,000 California employees to reduce their company water usage by 30% until the drought declaration is lifted. Specifically McNeely asked employees to stop washing AT&T’s California fleet of more than 15,000 vehicles, reduce facility landscape irrigation by half, turn off decorative water features or fountains at corporate buildings and remain vigilant in identifying water waste.
Starting immediately, AT&T employees across the state will begin implementing measures designed to reduce AT&T’s overall California water usage. These non-essential reductions may have an impact on the aesthetics of AT&T vehicles and facilities, but will not impact network operations or our dedication to customers. Many of AT&T’s employees nationwide have already taken steps to reduce their personal water usage by making a commitment through the company’s Do One Thing initiative, which has resulted in savings of 19 million gallons of water in the last 2 years.