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What You Can Do

There are all kinds of things you can do to save water. Many are free and easy and can make a big difference.

Conserving water is always a good idea – but it becomes critical during a drought. California has ordered all residents to cut their water use by 25 percent compared to 2013. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Californians in 2010 consumed 108 gallons of water per person per day, on average. This is on the high side compared to other states. The national average is 88 gallons per day. Only about 20 percent of California’s “developed” water supply is consumed in urban areas. The rest is used by agriculture. Even so, there are all kinds of things you can do to save water. Many are free and easy and can make a big difference.

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