Here are some of the actions that California state government is taking to reduce water use by 20 percent.
— Department of Transportation is cutting back irrigation along California roadways.
— New, non-essential landscaping projects will be stopped.
— Washing of many state vehicles is banned, except for health or safety reasons.
— Contracts for water-intensive window washing at state buildings are being canceled.
— Signs in state buildings emphasize smart water use in bathrooms, kitchens.
Source: California Department of General Services, Associated Press reporting.