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State clamps down on water use by hospitals, nursing homes
Sacramento Business Journal

The drought hammer fell on hospitals and nursing homes Friday, but it landed on landscaping, not internal water use. New emergency regulations approved by the California Building Standards Commission limit potable water use for outdoor irrigation. The new measures, announced Monday by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, clarify that enforcement of mandatory reductions of potable water use for exterior landscape irrigation for non-residential buildings applies to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.