California's water conservation efforts fall short

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Water conservation efforts in California fall short
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Californians did pretty well in 2014 to conserve water, but then in Feb. 2015 conservation efforts fell below 3 percent.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- Despite the rain that fell on Tuesday, California remains in an extreme drought and our conservation efforts are falling short. In fact, we saved less water in February than in any month since officials began tracking it. The numbers show water conservation numbers at less than 3 percent statewide and 8 percent in the Bay Area.

On Tuesday, the state water resources board began discussing how to enforce Gov. Jerry Brown's orders for a 25-percent cutback. The agency released a draft plan with water reduction targets for cities from 10 to 35 percent.

For water rebate information from Bay Area water suppliers, click here. And click here for tips on how to conserve.

For full coverage on the drought, click here.