California's Insatiable Appetite For Water

The Public Policy Institute of California projects the greatest need will be in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
August 3, 2005, 11am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"At current rates, California's thirst for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years, with much of the water used for landscaping", according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).

PPIC reports that population growth will "necessitate conservation, water planning and recycling as the West struggles with continuous water shortages... Half of all the water used by inland homeowners goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less on the cooler coast."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Thursday, July 28, 2005 in Environmental News Network
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