Californians improve slightly on water-saving efforts

AP News
Posted: Jan 06, 2015 3:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.

The state Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday that Californians cut overall water use by 9.8 percent in November compared to the same period a year ago.

Gov. Jerry Brown has asked state residents to cut use by 20 percent — a figure that has yet to be reached.

Residents around the Sacramento River achieved the largest cut in water use in November, at 26 percent. Residents of south-east regions reduced use by just 1.2 percent.