LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's severe drought is making residents anxious about dwindling water supplies, and they're making an effort not to waste a drop.
That's the conclusion of a poll Wednesday that also found residents would support spending billions of dollars to upgrade aging water distribution systems.
The Public Policy Institute of California survey found a majority of adults across every region of the state considers water supplies a "big problem."
California is suffering through a string of unusually dry winters, and Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in January.
Fifty percent of likely voters say they would vote in favor of a proposal that calls for $11 billion in long-term loans to develop water projects.
About one in three said they would oppose a water bond on the ballot.