- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators have assigned each local water department mandatory water reduction targets in response to the ongoing drought.

The targets for local water districts range from 8 percent to 36 percent and are based on how much water residents in cities used per day last summer. State officials will compare water use between June 2015 and February 2016 to the same months in 2013.

The figures below show how cities are already faring in cutting back water use, using data reported monthly to the State Water Resources Control Board. The following large agencies serving more than 40,000 people saved the most and least water.

WATER GUZZLERS

These large agencies increased water use and saved the least water from June to March compared to the same months in 2013:

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

City of La Habra, Orange, 100, +7.5%, 28%

City of Hawthorne, Los Angeles, 77, +6%, 16%

City of Whittier, Los Angeles, 99, +3.6%, 20%

City of San Clemente, Orange, 119, +3%, 28%

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, Riverside, 115, +3%, 28%

Olivenhain Municipal Water District, San Diego, 186, +1%, 36%

City of Paramount, Los Angeles, 62, +6%, 12%

Otay Water District, San Diego, 88, No change, 20%

Carlsbad Municipal Water District, San Diego, 116, .3%, 28%

City of Redlands, San Bernardino, 238, .4%, 36%

WATER MISERS

These large agencies saved the most water from June to March compared to the same months in 2013:

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

California Water Service Company Livermore, Alameda, 92, 31%, 24%

City of Pleasanton, Alameda, 98, 30%, 24%

Dublin-San Ramon Services District, Contra Costa, 69, 29%, 16%

El Dorado Irrigation District, Placer, 111, 24%, 28%

City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 46, 23%, 8%

City of Tracy, San Joaquin, 95, 22.5%, 28%

City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 71, 22%, 16%

City of Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, 114, 21%, 28%

Alameda County Water District, Alameda County, 71, 19%, 16%

City of Sacramento, Sacramento, 105, 19%, 28%

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

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