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California is experiencing one of the driest years on record. In January 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a drought state of emergency and asked every Californian to reduce water use 20 percent.

State agencies, led by the California Department of General Services, are implementing water reduction plans for all state facilities.

Watch a DGS TV video on the water-saving measures DGS has undertaken at state-owned properties and grounds.

Photo: Due to the drought state of emergency, DGS has taken several water-saving measures on state property, including shutting down decorative fountains and water features.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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