California Bill Seeks Sharp Cuts in Per-Capita Water Use
The bill is expected to see a vote this fall.
"California's "overall demand for water has exceeded our reliable developed supply." In just over a decade, it proposes to reduce California's urban water use - residential, commercial and industrial - from an average 192 gallons per person per day to 154 gallons. That would be an annual savings of about 1.7 million acre-feet, equivalent to more than a two-year supply for Los Angeles. (The national urban per-capita use is 101 gallons per day, reflecting the higher average rainfall in many states.)"