Who is Using the Most Water in California?

California Drought News

Database shows big difference between water guzzlers and sippers in California cities.

Water usage chart in Mercury News

The historic drought is making average residents think twice every time they turn on the tap, despite the weekend rain.

But there is nothing average about the way Californians consume water: A little-known state database that measures water use in every community shows huge — sometimes shocking — differences between California’s water sippers and guzzlers.


This article on the water in California was originally published in the San Jose Mercury News on February 7, 2014 and written by staff writers: Paul Rogers and Nicholas St. Fleur, to read the feature in its complete version, click here.

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