May 3, 2016

Californians step up in March, cut water use by 24%

California
USA
by
Matt Stevens
,
Los Angeles Times
Sprinklers water a lawn at dusk in Beverly Hills. Statewide, Californians cut their urban water use in March by 24.3% compared with the same month in 2013, regulators said. Photo: LA Times
Sprinklers water a lawn at dusk in Beverly Hills. Statewide, Californians cut their urban water use in March by 24.3% compared with the same month in 2013, regulators said. Photo: LA Times

Ater months of flagging water conservation, Californians rebounded in March, cutting their urban consumption by 24.3% compared to the same month in 2013.

The savings percentage, announced Tuesday, was more than double the state’s effort in February and offered a strong signal that people in cities and towns remain cognizant of California’s drought, despite a year of average rain that fell mostly in Northern California