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People in California are not noticeably dirtier than other Americans, and yet residents of the country’s most populous state use less water than many of their fellow citizens to bathe, wash their hands, and flush their toilets. Showerheads in California use a maximum of 1.8 gallons of water every minute; Texas residents, on the other hand, are inundated with 2.5 gallons, the most the Environmental Protection Agency allows. California’s toilets use no more than 1.28 gallons per flush even though the federal cap is 1.6. … While national water consumption has sunk, California’s has plummeted. In 1990, per capita consumption in the state was 231 gallons a day. Thirty years later, it’s fallen 61%, to just 91 gallons a day.
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