Conservation at a Cost: Local Agencies Decrease Water Usage—and Face a Decline in Revenue as a Result

On July 30, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a press release highlighting the quick success of statewide water-conservation efforts. “With record-breaking heat throughout much of the state in June, Californians continued to conserve water, reducing water use by 27.3 percent and exceeding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate in the first […]