- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - As California enters its fourth year of drought, officials at a major fair have made plans to use less water than in previous years.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1NBxTlA ) that staff say the Big Fresno Fair will use 20 percent less water this year and have implemented several conservation measures.

Groundskeepers have stopped watering a grass parking lot, quit washing the fairgrounds’ thousands of solar panels and altered soil to retain groundwater. They also replaced grassy areas with decomposed granite, changed cleaning practices and added waterless urinals to the men’s restrooms.

Fair officials will be limiting livestock washing.

This year’s fair will also include an educational exhibit from the California Department of Water Resources. It will explain how people can implement water-saving measures at home.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com


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