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Survey Shows Most Californians Concerned Over Water Supply

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A new survey shows most Californians are concerned about having a sufficient supply of water. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us most people are also willing to do more to conserve.

— A new survey shows most Californians are concerned about having a sufficient supply of water. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us most people are also willing to do more to conserve.

A new statewide survey released by the Save Our Water program shows that water ranks in the top three issues of concern to Californians, topped only by the economy and the state budget.

The goal of the program is to educate Californians about the state's water challenges and encourage more conservation.

The survey shows that sixty-one percent of Californians labeled their concern about water supply as "very serious" - a greater proportion than said the same for traffic, taxes, or population growth.

In response to their growing concern about the state's water supply, people also say they're willing to take steps to help save water.

The survey found more than 85 percent of Californians say they're willing to make significant changes in their household activities to reduce their water use by 20 percent.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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