The City of Sacramento says water customers in 2014 "cut water use to the lowest level per person per day in 100 years."
The City reported Monday that the consumption rate of 179 gallons per person per day last year compared to an average rate of 248 gallons per person in 1914.
For a more recent comparison, the city says the highest water usage was 307 gallons a day in 1980 when 275,000 people lived in the city.
The current population is 475,000 people.
The city says Sacramento reduced water use by the state-mandated 20 percent last year.
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