O.C. Answer Man: How’s Orange County doing with water conservation?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 02: A pedestrian walks her dogs by sprinklers watering the lawn in Golden Gate Park on April 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought and the state's snowpack is at record lows, California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a statewide 25 percent mandatory water useage reduction for residents and businesses. Significant cuts in use will be imposed on cemeteries, golf courses and facilities with large landscapes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Q: How’s Orange County doing with water conservation?

A: Since the drought triggered state and local conservation mandates, Orange Countians have done a great job. The Municipal Water District recently announced that we saved more than 40 billion gallons of water in the prior 11 months. Could we do more? Sure! Hipsters could order retro cocktails with no ice. Disneyland cast members could
push guests through It’s a Small World on furniture dollies. Knott’s could rebrand Soak City as a giant abstract
sculpture garden. Irvine offi ce parks could turn their water features into skate parks. And, of course, we’ll have to postpone the submarine races in the Santa Ana River.

Chris Jepsen is the Answer Man. Have a question?
Send it to cjepsen@socal.rr.com.

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