(Bloomberg) -- Governor Jerry Brown ordered California’s firstmandatory water restrictions as the drought gripping the stateenters a fourth year.

Brown issued an executive order seeking a mandatory 25%reduction in use and a requirement that new homes featurewater-efficient irrigation if the builder plans to use potablewater for landscaping. He also called for 50 million square feet oflawns to be replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping and requiredcampuses, golf courses and cemeteries to cut back on water.

“This historic drought demands unprecedented actions,” Brown, aDemocrat, said in a statement.

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