California has the worst air pollution in the entire country. Over 90% of Californians, according to the California Air Resources Board, reside in areas where the air is unsafe. (Example 9 people out of 10) Unsafe air means increased risk of respiratory ailments, asthma, and premature death.
San Joaquin Valley ranking one of the most polluted in the nation where 1 in 3 families have respiratory ailments, 1 in 6 children suffer from asthma, 1 in 8 adults suffer from asthma, and more than 1,200 premature deaths occur each year.
California faces an official drought at a severe level.
With drought coming in second on the environmental list local water agencies are increasing their conservation efforts as well as notifying their customers how to conserve and reduce water consumption.
It is crucial we save water. Only use the amount of water that is needed.