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California water-saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities

By Fenit Nirappil/Associated Press | Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:19 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use must plummet in each California community under Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping plan to get through a relentless drought, but regulators on Saturday offered some cities relief from drastic cuts.

Brown this month ordered a 25 percent cutback in statewide urban water use. The agencies expected to make the steepest cuts have said the state’s demands are unreasonable and unfair.

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