Southern California wastes a lot of water despite historic drought. But it can teach the Bay Area one big lesson
Residents of the Bay Area have historically been among the best in California at water conservation, and this year so far, the nine-county region averaged 66 gallons of water per person, per day. That’s compared with the state average of 86 gallons. And in San Francisco, residents used just 39 gallons per person, per day. Southern California, by contrast, has gotten a particularly bad rap for stories of Hollywood celebrities using water excessively to take care of their huge lawns, fill their pools, and keep their high-end cars clean. But as efficient as the Bay Area might seem at keeping its water use low, experts say it lags at developing and diversifying where it gets its water.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Southern California wastes a lot of water despite historic drought. But it can teach the Bay Area one big lesson
- ABC 7 – Los Angeles: Want to enjoy your swimming pool while still conserving water? Expert shares tips
- KABC 7 – Los Angeles: Santa Clarita resident captures 35 gallons of rain as part of city program to conserve water