Cemeteries and golf courses are struggling to limit the brown patches and keep their trees alive. Landscapers and nurseries are trying to educate customers about drought-tolerant alternatives to vast stretches of lawn. Homebuilders are dealing with rules requiring drip lines around new construction.
All over California, businesses big and small are reacting to the ongoing drought, and to the statewide water-use reductions ordered this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor’s order follows emergency water-use restrictions imposed on businesses in March by the state Water Resources Control Board.