California water board fears water-saving has been abandoned

FRESNO, Calif. - State regulators said Wednesday they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving dropped off significantly.

Californians saved less than 18 per cent in August, down by nearly 10 per cent from a year earlier, the State Water Resources Control Board in Sacramento reported. The figures are compared to the same period in 2013, a year before a drought emergency was declared in the state.

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