- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California’s state Water Resources Control Board reported that communities reduced water use by 13.5 percent in April, the same month Gov. Jerry Brown declared unprecedented cutbacks for cities and towns. His administration is now mandating a collective 25 percent water reduction in statewide urban water use between June 2015 and February 2016 compared with the same months in 2013.

Each city has a different conservation mandate, and their savings will be measured as a rolling average.

The figures below show how much water cities saved in April compared with the same month in 2013 and with their new conservation mandates. The following large agencies serving more than 40,000 people saved the most and least water.

WATER GUZZLERS

These large agencies with above average per-capita water use for their region saved the least water in April.

Agency, County, Per-Capita Water Use (Gallons), Water Savings, Conservation Mandate

City of Chino Hills, San Bernardino, 127, +10%, 28%

Eastern Municipal Water District, 103, +1%, 28%

City of Bakersfield, Kern, 152, +1%, 36%

City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, 84, No change, 16%

City of Ceres, Stanislaus, 108, 1%, 28%

Rancho California Water District, Riverside, 165, 1%, 36%

Santa Margarita Water District, 108, 2%, 24%

Olivenhain Municipal Water District, San Diego, 144, 2%, 36%

City of San Clemente, Orange, 99, 2%, 28%

City of Garden Grove, Orange, 123, 3%, 28%

WATER MISERS

These large agencies with below average per-capita water use for their region saved the most water in April. Savings are compared with their new state-mandated conservation target.

Agency, County, Per-Capita Water Use (Gallons), Water Savings, Conservation Mandate

City of Woodland, Yolo, 65, 33%, 24%

City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma, 56, 42%, 16%

City of San Bruno, San Mateo, 41, 32%, 8%

Dublin-San Ramon Services District, Contra Costa, 62, 31%, 16%

California-American Water Company Sacramento District, Sacramento, 80, 30%, 20%

City of Redwood City, San Mateo, 58, 30%, 8%

City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 66, 28%, 16%

City of Mountain View, Santa Clara, 59, 27%, 16%

City of Roseville, Placer, 79, 27%, 28%

City of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, 60, 27%, 16%

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Source: Associated Press analysis of data published by the State Water Resources Control Board

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