Photo: Bert Kaufmann

The fact that it has finally started raining doesn’t alter the hard truth that California’s water situation is dire.

Berkeley is well-placed to take advantage of many local resources to conserve water. In an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside, Anya Kamenskaya, Ingrid Severson and Linda Hunter provide a host of tips on how to do your part to address the state’s ongoing drought.

Share tips of your own and join the conversation by leaving a comment on the Opinionator piece.

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