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Drought conditions add to water woes

July 2, 2008 5:55:31 AM PDT
If drought conditions continue, residents may soon be looking at mandatory water rationing.Southern California had an okay winter in terms of rainfall, but this spring is turning out to be one of the driest springs on record, adding to the water woes.

The county gets a lot of its water from Northern California, and that water is being restricted for a number of environmental reasons.

County officials are asking residents to try to take steps on their own like taking shorter showers, less watering of the lawn, not washing cars as much.

If the situation worsens, communities like Antelope Valley and Malibu may be the hardest hit when the city is forced into mandatory water rationing.

Officials are also looking into using recycled water, and in the meantime, they are asking residents to conserve water.

 

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