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California Orders 25% Water Cut

As California continues to endure a historic drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has implemented the state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions. By doing so, he hopes to reduce usage by 25 percent. Brown’s plans include requiring large landscaped areas like golf courses and cemeteries to reduce water consumption, increase drought-tolerant landscaping, offer rebate programs to replace out-of-date appliances with water-efficient ones, and require all new homes to be water-efficient.