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State Releasing Latest Water Figures, Discussing Penalties

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(AP) - The State Water Resources Control Board is poised to reveal what enforcement methods it is taking to ensure people continue to reduce their monthly water use by 25 percent during California's relentless drought.

Water board officials say they'll talk about recent enforcement action on Friday when they release the state's water conservation figures for September.

So far Californians have reduced water consumption by more than 25 percent every month since Gov. Jerry Brown put that mandate into effect last June.

The August reduction of 27 percent caused some concern, however, because it was less than the 31 percent recorded in July.

State officials say it's important not to backslide now because the drought is far from over.

They have threatened fines and other action if reductions don't continue.