Extreme Drought

California is experiencing record-breaking drought and we all need to take action. Governor Brown has urged us to reduce our water consumption by 20%. We speak with John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, about this issue and what long-term drought could mean for the state. Find out what we all need to do to reduce our use of water at home and outdoors.

Everyday Action: Reduce your water consumption by 20% every day, indoors and out! Take shorter showers, wash only full loads of clothes, fix any leaks and don’t let the tap run. Outdoors, check your sprinklers, water less frequently and in the early morning or late evening, or re-landscape with native plants. More tips at Save Our H2O.

Links:

Save Our H2O
http://www.saveourh2o.org/

What does a 20% reduction in water use look like?
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Everyday Actions
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