Students at Bakersfield College host rally to push community to conserve water

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Students at Bakersfield College will host a rally to educate residents on conserving water, Wednesday.

The rally gives students and community members the opportunity to get questions answered and voice their opinions on the drought.

California is in its third consecutive year of one of the worst droughts in the state's history. According to data from the U.S. drought monitor, Bakersfield tops a list of cities running out of water.

"I think that not enough people know about the drought," said Alex Dominguez, student government president at BC. "I still see too may people with their sprinklers on during the day with run off into the gutters."

Students will be joined by local farmers who will talk about how the drought has directly impacted their businesses. State and city leaders, including Senator Andy Vidak and Senator Jean Fuller, will also be on hand answering questions about state and federal legislation related to the drought.

The rally begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Free-Speech Area and will then move to the Fireside Room at 11 a.m.

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