Californians are still working hard to be water-wise.

A report released today shows that Californians have reduced water use nearly 27 percent in the five months since emergency conservation regulations took effect in June. It showed in October that the outdoor water use across the state was reduced by 22 percent, down from 26 percent in September. The average statewide water use declined from 97 gallons per person in September to 87 gallons in October.

State officials say it’s usually hard for people to keep the percentages up in the fall and winter when little outdoor watering typically takes place, making savings in the summer so important.

Residents are being urged to keep up their water conservation efforts through the winter months.