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Several ways to save water during California's drought emergency

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California's Governor Jerry Brown recently declared a drought emergency and urged Californians to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 20 percent. The action is the result of a prolonged dry spell in the state with no end in site. If the drought continues, then Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley, home to one of the largest agricultural areas in the world, will be seriously impacted.

So what can the average person do to meet the Governor's goal of a 20 percent reduction? There are several things and some are simple, easy, and won't cost you a penny. The attached video details just some of the steps we all can take to save water during this emergency.

Do you have some other water saving tips? Please describe them in the comments section below, and don't forget to subscribe to Bakersfield Environmental News to keep up on the latest news affecting the environment and you. It's free - you can't beat that!



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