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Villaraigosa Announces Record Breaking Water & Energy Savings

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For the second month in a row, Los Angeles as a whole--residents, businesses, government--have reduced water usage to record breaking levels, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today. Major strides in energy savings have also been made this year.

Water use in July was reduced by more than 17% overall from 2008. single-family residential properties decreased usage by 20.1% multi-family residential properties by 8.3%, commercial properties by 17.1%, industrial properties by 21.8% and government properties decreased usage by 34.4%.

In June of this year, water use was down by 11% when compared to June 2008, making it the lowest demand in 32 years.