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Remember to save water in a heat wave, even without a drought




LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California on June 28, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California. Temperatures are expected to be in the triple digits in most areas of Southern California. According to the national Weather Service, the heat wave is expected to linger into early next week prompting heat advisories and opening of cooling centers.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California on June 28, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California. Temperatures are expected to be in the triple digits in most areas of Southern California. According to the national Weather Service, the heat wave is expected to linger into early next week prompting heat advisories and opening of cooling centers. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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It's warm out there again in SoCal, today, and the forecast says it'll only get hotter over the next few days.

That means you'll probably want to cool off with some nice, cold water.

But when the drought was declared over in April, Southern Californians started to slip back on all the progress made to conserve. 

In one part of the region, people used 28 percent more water than they did the year before.

To help us keep up the momentum to save without the drought to motivate us, we've tapped Lester Snow, senior policy advisor of the California Water Foundation.

Listen to the interview using the audio player above.