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Drought does not equal water conservation

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 07 2015 Apr 7, 2015 April 07, 2015 7:03 PM April 07, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA- People in California saved less water in February than in any other month since the state water board started tracking conservation efforts last summer.

The water use reduction rate was three-percent compared to figures from 2013. The small water savings came after the driest January on record for the state.

Governor Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory statewide drop in usage of 25-percent last week.

Now, the State Water Resources Control Board is discussing ways on how to enforce mandatory reductions. The governor wanted residents to reduce water usage by 20-percent when he declared a water emergency last year but overall consumption is down by about 10-percent.

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