- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

California water regulators revised their plan for mandatory water-use reduction targets for cities depending on how much water residents use.

The targets range from 8 percent to 36 percent and were assigned based on per-person, per-day water use last summer. The new targets are designed to be more fair than an earlier proposal and reward communities that conserved last summer.

Water use from the nine-month period from June 2015 to February 2016 will be compared with the same months in 2013.

Below are the biggest cities in each water reduction category, as ranked by total gallons of water used, listed with their summer per-capita daily consumption in gallons:

Agency, County, Per-Capita Water Use (Gallons), Reduction Target, Previous Reduction Target

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 45, 8%, 10%

City of Hayward, Alameda, 51, 8%, 10%

California Water Service Company East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 62, 8%, 10%

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City of Santa Ana, Orange, 78, 12%, 20%

City of Oxnard, Ventura, 67, 12%, 20%

Sweetwater Authority, San Diego, 76, 12%, 20%

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, 91, 16%, 20%

City of San Diego, San Diego, 82, 16%, 20%

East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Alameda, 94, 16%, 20%

San Jose Water Co., Santa Clara, 106, 20%, 20%

City of Anaheim, Orange, 109, 20%, 20%

Helix Water District, San Diego, 104, 20%, 20%

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City of Ontario, San Bernardino, 127, 24%, 25%

Valencia Water Co., Los Angeles, 127, 24%, 25%

Suburban Water Systems San Jose Hills, Santa Clara, 120, 24%, 25%

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City of Fresno, Fresno, 151, 28%, 25%

City of Sacramento, Sacramento, 146, 28%, 25%

Eastern Municipal Water District, Riverside, 131, 28%, 25%

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California Water Service Company Bakersfield, Kern, 198, 32%, 35%

Cucamonga Valley Water District, San Bernardino, 199, 32%, 35%

City of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, 212, 32%, 25%

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Coachella Valley Water District, Riverside, 475, 36%, 35%

Rancho California Water District, Riverside, 349, 36%, 35%

City of Modesto, Stanislaus, 246, 36%, 35%,

SOURCE: State Water Resources Control Board

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