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Water Conservation

California drought:

How the state's new water conservation

rules affects Long Beach residents








The administration of Gov. Jerry Brown last week enacted historic new water conservation rules in response to California's drought. The goal is to cut statewide water use by urban residents 25 percent over the next nine months to help preserve water supplies in case the drought continues through next winter.



Q Are we affected here in Long Beach?



A Yes. The rules apply to all 38 million California residents, including

Whittier • Santa Fe Springs • Signal Hill • Commerce • Los Angeles

Plus— Long Beach Cerritos Lakewood Bellflower Downey La Palma

El Dorado Park Seal Beach Los Altos Bolsa Chica Signal Hill Garden Grove

Anaheim Buena Park La Mirada Whittier Norwalk Pico Rivera Santa Fe Springs

Newport Beach Huntington Beach




Q I've been hearing lots of confusing details. What do I need to know?



A There are basically three types of rules. Think of them as three buckets: First are statewide rules that ban water wasting. They apply to everyone. Second are mandatory conservation targets for cities and water districts. And, finally, there are local rules, which vary from place to place.


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