Urban water use in California drops 27% in June

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Urban water use in California dropped by 27% in June, compared with the same period two years ago, according to figures released today by the State Water Resources Control Board June is the first month that urban water districts must meet mandatory conservation targets in order to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought order.

Brown is requiring urban water users to reduce water use 25% by the end of February -- the first mandatory water rationing in California history.

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