Governor Newsom is asking Californians to cut their water use by 15%.
He says daily showers should be under five minutes, laundry appliances and dishwashers should operate a few days a week, and outdoor watering should be cut by one day a week. The water cuts are voluntary. "We live in a place where water resources are really volatile," he said. "Different parts of the state are vulnerable. There are farmers in the Central Valley that are losing their livelihoods because there isn’t enough water."