SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Many South Bay residents are getting the conservation message and are going above and beyond when it comes to cutting back on water use.

New numbers show a roughly 35-percent reduction in water usage for the month of May, according to the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

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From collecting grey water to shorter showers, residents of Santa Clara County are facing the drought with an array of tactics.

Marty Grimes, spokesman for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, said he was impressed and hopes the trend continues.

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Customers of the San Jose Water Company did even better, conserving 36 percent in May compared to the same month in 2013.

Christina from San Jose says she recycles the water from her washing machine and uses it for her plants. Rebecca Morales in Sunnyvale says her family is trying hard to take shorter showers.

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Each district said reductions in landscape watering appear to be the biggest source of conservation.