A 17 percent conservation rate in January brought the state’s long-term conservation rate down. Since water use reporting requirements began in June, Californians have cumulatively saved just 24.8 percent.
“The lion’s share of the lifting at this point has been done, so we’re focusing now on the future, so the gratitude is far greater than the disappointment at this point,” says Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.
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