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Water-Efficient Appliances

California passed a bill this year that would require the adoption of new efficiency standards for clothes washers. The state is looking to manage its water needs in the long term. Its population is growing, and the Bush Administration is cracking down on its water usage from the Colorado River. NPR's Robert Siegel reports on some of the latest models of efficient washers, and takes note of the last time government mandated more efficient water usage by a major household appliance.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.