Central Coast leads in water conservation
February 10, 2014
People living on California’s Central Coast use less water per-capita than any other Californians, according to a California drought database. [MercuryNews]
Californian water consumption varies dramatically from region to region. On the Central Coast, residents use 143 gallons a day per person. In Palm Springs, with its large lawns and numerous golf courses, usage is a staggering 736 gallons a day per person, five times as much as residents of the Central Coast.
Even though people in cooler moister climates use less water, landscaping is a larger factor often accounting for 50 percent of water usage.