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Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in coastal Southern California declined by only 5% from January through May. And a Times review of data from the region's three largest cities shows that use actually went up over the last year. Local water officials attribute the meek response in part to the conservation successes of recent years, which they say make it more difficult to realize further reductions. "It's a little bit more of a struggle now," said Ken...

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