California residents have proven they are doing what they can to conserve water.

June reports show that most communities were on par with saving water. It was the first month that cities abandoned the state-mandated approach to conserving, putting local leaders back in charge. State officials began returning conservation efforts to local cities and water districts because of the near average amount of winter rain and snowfall. State cutback originally, required cutback up to 25 percent. This allows for cities like Torrance to not enforce emergency mandates and can relax conservation efforts.

At the next council meeting, Torrance’s water operations department will recommend deactivation of Level 2 mandate of conservation in hopes of returning to the baseline level in conjunctions with community outreach efforts. The level 2 requirements required residents to limit outdoor water to certain times, avoid excessive runoff and restrict watering on their property 48 hours after a rain event.

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