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    South Bay residents are doing more to conserve water use, according to new data released by water officials. Marianne Favro reports. (Published Monday, June 22, 2015)

    South Bay residents are doing more to conserve water use, according to new data released by water officials.

    The latest data from Santa Clara Valley Water District show conservation numbers for the month of May were the highest in more than two years, with the biggest savings coming from landscaping.

    "For the month of May we actually saved 35 percent, so the community is paying attention," said Jerry De La Piedra of Santa Clara Valley Water District. "And we think it may be in part because this May was a cool month, but we see more brown lawns. It was a good month."

    San Jose Water Company, which serves half of Santa Clara County, did even better by conserving 36 percent in May compared to the same month in 2013.

    The Santa Clara Valley Water District said cumulatively water users have cut back 18 percent this year, a little over half of the district's goal of 30 percent over 2013 numbers.

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