California Cut Water Usage 18.3% in December, Failing to Meet Gov. Brown’s Goal for 3rd Straight Month
As state water regulators consider extending drought restrictions though the fall, officials reported Tuesday that urban Californians had reduced their water use by 18.3% during December.
The savings, which are compared with December 2013 water usage levels, were the smallest in seven months of reporting and put California’s cumulative savings at 25.5%, down from 26.3% in November.
Gov. Jerry Brown has called for a 25% statewide reduction in urban water use between June and February to help the state cope with a years-long drought.
With about a month and a half of reporting still to come, the state finds itself just squeaking by.
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