California has decided to let hundreds of local water districts set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased the drought in some parts of the state.
The State Water Resources Control Board met Wednesday in Sacramento and lifted its statewide conservation order calling for a 20 percent savings.
The new rules allow more than 400 local water districts to set conservation targets for residents and businesses.
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The districts will set their goals based on supply and demand, assuming dry conditions will stretch for three years.
Californians have saved a year's worth of water for 6.5 million residents since statewide conservation started last year.