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Water report card: Will June's cutbacks match May's 29%?

Water report card: Will June's cutbacks match May's 29%?

California regulators are expected to release figures Thursday showing how much the state cut back on water use in June -- data that could lead to fines for urban water suppliers failing to meet conservation targets. 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. Suppliers that did not reduce their water consumption by a large enough amount can face fines of as much as $10,000. Brown is requiring urban water users to reduce water use 25% by the end of February -- the first mandatory water rationing in California history. In order to meet that requirement, the State Water...

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