Californians improve slightly on water-saving efforts

Jan 6, 2015 2:26 PM by Associated Press

New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.

The state Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday that Californians cut overall water use by 9.8 percent in November compared to the same period a year ago.

Gov. Jerry Brown has asked state residents to cut use by 20 percent - a figure that has yet to be reached.

Residents around the Sacramento River achieved the largest cut in water use in November, at 26 percent. Residents of south-east regions reduced use by just 1.2 percent.

In terms of gallons a day, Chico has reduced water use by 40 gallons, from 134 in 2013 to 94 in 2014.

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