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Calif. Hospitals Working To Cut Water Use Amid Severe Drought
California Healthline

California hospitals are working to reduce their nonessential water use amid an ongoing drought in the state, Modern Healthcare reports.

Background

According to Modern Healthcare, U.S. hospitals in 2007 used about 133 billion gallons of water — about 145,000 gallons per bed (Kutscher, Modern Healthcare, 5/13).

In January 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency over the drought and directed state agencies to take steps to prepare for water shortfalls.

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