water conservation

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'We can't relax our guard,' state water official warns as conservation effort lags

Published: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 (All day)

For the first three years of California's drought, calls for water conservation got little traction.

Then in April, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25% cut, and California took notice. Through the summer, residents slashed water use dramatically, up to 31% in July.

But in August, conservation dipped for the first time since Brown's order took effect.

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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Published: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.

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L.A. continues dramatic water savings; 21% in July

Published: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 (All day)

Los Angeles residents cut their water use by 21% in July, surpassing the mandatory conservation standard set by state regulators to combat the drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

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Water district wants to set your shower to music to make it quicker during drought

Published: 
Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

There's nothing like blasting Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" to encourage water conservation -- at least that's the hope of one Southern California water supplier.

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California will soon have toughest shower head requirements in nation

Published: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

The flow of water from shower heads and bathroom faucets in California will be sharply reduced under strict new limits approved Wednesday by the state Energy Commission.