San Jose, Santa Clara mayors drink recycled sewage to push expanding reclaimed water

San Jose, Santa Clara mayors drink recycled sewage to push expanding reclaimed water

May 6, 2015

SAN JOSE — San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and other Silicon Valley leaders on Monday took big gulps of recycled water — filtered, cleaned and disinfected sewage — to show that it is safe and should be a growing part of Silicon Valley’s drinking waterRead More

Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water at Los Angeles plant

May 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Protesters rallied outside a Nestle water-bottling plant in Los Angeles today, demanding that the company halt its operations in response to the state’s drought. A simultaneous rally was held at a plant in Sacramento. Organizers said they had collected about 500,000 signatures on a series of onlineRead More

Some California farmers are proposing their own water restrictions to avoid bigger cuts

Some California farmers are proposing their own water restrictions to avoid bigger cuts

May 20, 2015

FRESNO >> Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California’s oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues. Under the deal expected to beRead More

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

May 20, 2015

If you’re like me, the thought of installing a drip irrigation system in your garden is akin to that dream where you realize you haven’t gone to algebra class all year and you need to show up today and take the final exam.

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

May 22, 2015

Drip irrigation is the right choice for many gardens, and it can be as extensive and involved as you need, or a simple as attaching a timer and drip line to your backyard faucet.

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

May 20, 2015

If you’re like me, the thought of installing a drip irrigation system in your garden is akin to that dream where you realize you haven’t gone to algebra class all year and you need to show up today and take the final exam.

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Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

May 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Drip irrigation is the right choice for many gardens, and it can be as extensive and involved as you need, or a simple as attaching a timer and drip line to your backyard faucet.

Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water at Los Angeles plant

May 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

LOS ANGELES — Protesters rallied outside a Nestle water-bottling plant in Los Angeles today, demanding that the company halt its operations in response to the state’s drought. A simultaneous rally was held at a plant in Sacramento. Organizers said they had collected about 500,000 signatures on a series of onlineRead More

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

May 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

If you’re like me, the thought of installing a drip irrigation system in your garden is akin to that dream where you realize you haven’t gone to algebra class all year and you need to show up today and take the final exam.

Drought gardening tips: Marvelous mallows

Drought gardening tips: Marvelous mallows

May 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

When considering replacing water-hungry plants for those that use less water, you can’t go much wrong if you look at natives.

Drought gardening tips: Staying away from invasives

Drought gardening tips: Staying away from invasives

May 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

One of the troubling side effects of the California drought is the increasing use of invasive plants by landscapers and home owner desperate to plant low-water users.

Unseasonable rain and snow has ‘virtually no impact’ on California drought

Unseasonable rain and snow has ‘virtually no impact’ on California drought

May 14, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Although Southern California travelers braved downpours and slick roads last Thursday night and mountain residents woke up Friday to a wintry dusting of snow, experts say the storm will have no effect on the drought. “It has virtually no impact on the drought,” said Doug Carlson, spokesman for the stateRead More

How golf courses in California are saving water to deal with the drought

How golf courses in California are saving water to deal with the drought

May 13, 2015 at 9:50 am 0 comments

LAGUNA NIGUEL >> At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom across the grass like white ants. But behindRead More

Drought gardening tips: Irrigation

Drought gardening tips: Irrigation

May 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to look at your irrigation and figure out how to keep plants alive without using lots of water. Here are five things to try.

California drought: Plans to make State Water Project flow backward shelved for this year

California drought: Plans to make State Water Project flow backward shelved for this year

May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

SAN JOSE — An emergency $6.7 million plan to make the State Water Project’s California Aqueduct flow backward for roughly 100 miles to bring water from the Bakersfield area to Silicon Valley has been shelved for this year. The plan, which was developed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District,Read More

San Jose, Santa Clara mayors drink recycled sewage to push expanding reclaimed water

San Jose, Santa Clara mayors drink recycled sewage to push expanding reclaimed water

May 6, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

SAN JOSE — San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and other Silicon Valley leaders on Monday took big gulps of recycled water — filtered, cleaned and disinfected sewage — to show that it is safe and should be a growing part of Silicon Valley’s drinking waterRead More