California retailers enact drought measures

California retailers enact drought measures

“[Farmers] need that water to grow food, so we need to divert as much of the water as possible to agriculture.” —JACK BROWN, Stater Bros.

California retailers are finding new ways to conserve water as they adjust to the state’s ongoing drought. After two years of low rain and snowfall and with no long-term relief in sight, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency executive order in April mandating that all Californians reduce water usage by 25% — the third such emergency order since 1987 but the first ever that makes water conservation mandatory rather than voluntary.

As supermarket operators in the state seek additio

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