By Michael Gardner
COPLEY NEWS SERVICE
"The next big frontier is more focus on exterior water use," said Lester Snow, director of the state Department of Water Resources.
On average, half of the water in the
"There is a huge chunk of savings even in our own back yards," said Vickie Driver, a resources specialist for the San Diego County Water Authority.
"We've wrung most of the water savings out of your house," said Lynn Lipinski, who promotes conservation for the Metropolitan Water District, the giant wholesaler in
Statewide, specialists representing dozens of agencies, business interests and environmental groups have proposed far-reaching initiatives to reward water misers and punish wasters.
"The success inside the home has emboldened water agencies to realize just how much savings is available from outdoor conservation," said Frances Spivy-Weber of