California’s Water Needs Expected To Jump 25% In Next 40 Years

HESPERIA, CA – JULY 28: Water from lawn sprinklers collects around a water meter at a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California’s demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)