I’m going to have to work on the economics of packing up Lake Michigan water and selling it in L.A.
PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and businesses on Wednesday to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in California history.
The cuts mean industrial parks and golf courses must immediately cut a quarter of their water use on ornamental turf, and homeowners will be pressed to replace thirsty lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping. Farmers, already making do with less water for irrigation, will be exempt.
The move comes as California’s snowpack, which generally provides about a third of the state’s water, is at its lowest level on record in a sign the state’s drought, now entering its fourth year, is far from over.