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California Says Water Use Fell by 27% in June

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California says water use fell by 27% in June, passing the governor's conservation target.
Data released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 out of 411 local agencies hit or nearly reached savings targets.
Gov. Jerry Brown previously ordered an overall 25% reduction in urban water use. His administration gave each community nine months to hit assigned conservation targets as high as 36%.
Cities that fail to hit those marks could face state-ordered conservation measures and fines.
California's largest cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, previously released figures for June showing strong water conservation.
Some communities opposed the targets assigned by the State Water Resources Control Board, calling the goals unfair and unrealistic. Agencies that don't meet targets face fines and state-ordered conservation measures such as a limit on how many days a week residents can water lawns.

Some large communities in the San Francisco Bay Area reported savings were nearly double what the state ordered.
Regulators told residents that letting lawns go brown is the best way to save water. (AP)

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