Lady Gaga Joins Water Conservation Effort in California, Releases PSA

By Colin Bertram
|  Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014  |  Updated 3:55 PM EDT
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Lady Gaga wants her little monsters in California to save a little H2O.

The "Artpop" singer has partnered with the State of California's drought awareness program Save Our Water to release a public service announcement asking Californians to do their part when it comes to conserving water at home. 

"I had the honor of shooting my video at California landmark Hearst Castle and while I was there I learned about the necessity of water conservation during this drought," Gaga explains in the 17-second video posted to the Save Our Water website

The Hearst Castle in San Simeon is used as a location in the video for Gaga's song "G.U.Y. (Girl Under You)," and features the singer (real name Stefani Germanotta) cavorting across the famous manision's extensive grounds and ornate swimming pools. 

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"We’re thrilled Lady Gaga has joined the effort to Save Our Water," said Mark Cowin, director of the California Department of Water Resources. "Conservation has always been a Californian value, but in this drought regular conservation isn’t enough -- we must take extraordinary measures to save water."

California Governor Jerry Brown has called for a 20 percent cutback statewide on water usage and the State Water Resources Control Board this week introduced fines of up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. 

More than 36 percent of California is categorized as in "exceptional" drought, the most severe of the U.S. Drought Monitor's five categories.

Watch Lady Gaga's Save Our Water P.S.A. above, and check out the "G.U.Y" music video featuring Hearst Castle (and a few of the cast members of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills") below. Mobile users can view the "G.U.Y" video here.   

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