Big drops in urban water use, state finds

San Francisco Chronicle

Californians are saving an extraordinary amount of water, new records show, even after winter rains prompted state regulators to begin easing drought-driven restrictions on cities and towns. “We’re not out of a drought yet,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the conservation advocacy San Francisco Baykeeper. “Once the mandatory rules are lifted, there’s not as much incentive to conserve. I don’t see this much of a conservation rate staying in place.”