A row of homes with drought-parched lawns in the Rosemont area of Sacramento on Aug. 7, 2015. The Regional Water Authority announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, that water usage dropped 33.5 percent compared to August 2013, the benchmark year. In July, the region cut water use by 37 percent.
A row of homes with drought-parched lawns in the Rosemont area of Sacramento on Aug. 7, 2015. The Regional Water Authority announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, that water usage dropped 33.5 percent compared to August 2013, the benchmark year. In July, the region cut water use by 37 percent. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
A row of homes with drought-parched lawns in the Rosemont area of Sacramento on Aug. 7, 2015. The Regional Water Authority announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, that water usage dropped 33.5 percent compared to August 2013, the benchmark year. In July, the region cut water use by 37 percent. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

Sacramento region conservation efforts dip slightly in August

September 23, 2015 11:45 AM

UPDATED September 23, 2015 03:07 PM

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