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Goodbye Green Lawns: Californians Face Mandatory Cuts In Water Use05:44
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California's water shortage is about to hit home. The state water resources board has just issued new rules ordering local water agencies to cut back the amount of water they use.

For cities and towns that have already cut back significantly, the cuts will be less than 10 percent. But for areas that haven't made a lot of progress in conservation, the new rules will hit hard. Many areas are being told to cut their residential water usage by 36 percent.

Dan York, assistant general manager for the Sacramento Suburban Water District, discusses the new rules with Here & Now's Robin Young.

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  • Dan York, assistant general manager for the Sacramento Suburban Water District.

This segment aired on May 6, 2015.

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