Newsclip®: [Business] California ends water restrictions after El Niño alleviates historic drought | Americas | News | The Independent

"California is bringing to an end statewide water restrictions that reduced urban water use by almost 25 per cent, in response to a wet weather spell that has partially alleviated the Golden State’s historic, five-year drought. Last April, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order demanding Californians curb their consumption of potable water by a quarter compared to 2013 levels. The measure forced city-dwellers to minimise their lawn-watering, car-washing and toilet flushing, while water agencies penalised hundreds who were caught wasting water.",

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