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Southern California water district ends turf-removal program due to unprecedented demand

Southern California water district ends turf-removal program due to unprecedented demand

July 15, 2015 at 4:00 am Comments are Disabled

Due to an overwhelming response, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California shut down its turf removal rebate program Thursday because it ran out of money, the district announced. The water agency burned through the last $150 million in the past seven weeks, after the board added $350 million toRead More

Save a lawn, help a planet

Save a lawn, help a planet

July 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

If you’re feeling guilty about having a mostly green lawn, here’s some news that could ease the guilt and even make you feel a bit noble.

Drought gardening tips: Skip expensive additives

Drought gardening tips: Skip expensive additives

July 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

As we try to cut down on water on the landscape, we may be tempted to buy chemicals, sprays and additives that purport to conserve water, but compost still is the best solution.

California regulators discuss water pricing in drought

California regulators discuss water pricing in drought

July 8, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

SACRAMENTO >> California water regulators heard proposals for a statewide drought fee and hefty fines for water-guzzling homeowners as part of a Wednesday workshop discussing how to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s order for water pricing to maximize conservation. Officials at the State Water Resources Control Board said they weren’t lookingRead More

How some homeowners are prevented from conserving water

How some homeowners are prevented from conserving water

July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

BRENTWOOD — While many East Bay residents and water agencies are doing all they can to conserve water during the drought, some homeowners associations have been slower to get on board. Brentwood residents Christina Bell and Peggy Menzie, whose homes are within the Shadow Lakes homeowners association, wanted to replaceRead More

This school uses more water than any California State University

This school uses more water than any California State University

July 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

POMONA >> Cal Poly Pomona, with its agricultural programs and iconic Arabian horses, uses more water than any other Cal State University, according to officials. But in the midst of a historic statewide drought, Cal Poly Pomona officials are working to cut back on water usage, in response to theRead More

Use this map to see California water conservation rates since 2013 by supplier

Use this map to see California water conservation rates since 2013 by supplier

July 6, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled
Drought conservation forces water rate hikes as cities lose money

Drought conservation forces water rate hikes as cities lose money

July 6, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

ROSEVILLE >> Saving water doesn’t always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges. Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve. TheyRead More

California set a water-saving record in May

California set a water-saving record in May

July 6, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Water conservation levels among California residential users reached an all-time high for May, sending a wave of optimism through state regulators who hope the savings could continue into the drier summer months. Californians used 29 percent less water in May than in the same-month period in 2013, with Southern CaliforniaRead More

California just ordered the largest ever water restrictions on farmers

California just ordered the largest ever water restrictions on farmers

June 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

SACRAMENTO — Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights. State water officials announced the decision Friday to tell more than a hundred senior rights holders in California’s Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to stop pumping from thoseRead More