- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

Here are some of the actions that California state government is taking to reduce water use by 20 percent.

- Department of Transportation is cutting back irrigation along California roadways.

- New, non-essential landscaping projects will be stopped.

- Washing of many state vehicles is banned, except for health or safety reasons.

- Contracts for water-intensive window washing at state buildings are being canceled.

- Signs in state buildings emphasize smart water use in bathrooms, kitchens.

Source: California Department of General Services, Associated Press reporting.

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