Porta potties and dirty buses: Hearst Castle cuts down water use in response to drought
Visitors to Hearst Castle can expect to see some changes as California combats its worst drought in years. California State Parks is implementing stage 3 of its drought contingency plan in an effort to cut back on water use at the former San Simeon estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. It’s the highest stage in State Parks’ drought contingency plan for the Castle. The agency’s efforts mirror how the entire state of California has worked to reduce water consumption during the driest megadrought in the West in 1,200 years.
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