January Marks 4th Consecutive Month Californians Fail to Meet Governor’s Water Conservation Goal

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A sprinkler waters a lawn on April 7, 2015, in Walnut Creek. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After starting the summer strong, Californians’ water-saving efforts have lagged so much in recent months that the state is now in danger of failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate for a 25% cut in urban water use.

Even with the help of steady rains in January, people in cities and towns across the state reduced their water consumption by just 17.1% during the first month of the year, compared with the same month in 2013, state regulators said Thursday.

The numbers released by the State Water Resources Control Board add yet another lackluster month of conservation to a growing list.

Water officials have said they expected savings to be lower during months like January, when people typically use less water and there is less room to cut back.

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