- The Washington Times - Monday, June 8, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is doing his part by cutting back on showering and drinking water as the state continues to battle extreme drought.

“I didn’t take a shower this morning,” the 77-year-old Democrat told reporters Friday after a meeting with Silicon Valley mayors in San Jose, Bloomberg reported. “We’ve installed a low-flow system and we’re using it quite carefully and quite sparingly.”

Mr. Brown said he continues drinking coffee and wine but has reduced his water consumption.

“This part of California is doing better than most,” the governor told reporters after the meeting in San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s office. “Conservation goals are being met. We’re not at the level that we want to attain, but we’re doing very good.”

Mr. Brown announced on April 1 a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water use statewide, as extreme drought grips 70 percent of the state.

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