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California Launches Website Where People Can Snitch On Water Wasters

California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with hoses that don’t shut off and restricting lawn-watering within two days of rainfall. But enforcement varies widely across the parched state.

07/31/2015

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Southland Communities Conserve Water, Face Rate Hikes

As Californians reduced water consumption 27 percent last month compared with June 2013, three Southland communities made particularly dramatic reductions in water usage.

07/30/2015

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California Water Usage Drops In June, Exceeds Governor’s Mandate

Californians continued to conserve water in June as a record-breaking heat wave swept throughout much of the state, officials said Thursday.

07/30/2015

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Fountain Valley Earns Top Water Conservation Spot In Orange County

While California residents continue the struggle of trying to conserve water through the drought, one local community raised the bar for water management.

07/22/2015

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LA Commissioners Consider Further Restricting 3-Day Watering Schedule

At a meeting Tuesday, commissioners from the L.A. Department of Water and Power decided to stay with the current three-day watering schedule.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/21/2015

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Experts Say Predicted El Nino System May Do More Harm To California Than Good

While the predicted El Niño system, expected to arrive this Winter, may bring with it plenty of much-needed rain, some experts believe it may do more harm to the drought-ridden region than good.

07/20/2015

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List Of Shower Shutdowns At California State Beaches

The state of California has released a list of public beaches that will have showers turned off in an effort to save water.

07/15/2015

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‘Beginning Of The End’ For Lawns? Officials Order Limits On Water Use For Landscaping

State officials Wednesday ordered an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

07/15/2015

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OC Company Helps Homeowners Save Water By Purifying Pools

Now one Orange County company is helping homeowners save water through a special process usually reserved for purifying drinking water.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/14/2015

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CBS2 Investigation On Federal Water Waste In SoCal Prompts Lawmaker To Take Action

Investigative reporter David Goldstein spoke on Tuesday to Congresswoman Janice Hahn, who said she was shocked and embarrassed by what he and his team found with hidden cameras.

07/14/2015

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Shower Stations Shut Off At Dozens Of State Beaches To Conserve Water

Some California surfers and sunbathers will have to shake off a lot more sand after a shower shutdown at dozens of beaches.

07/10/2015

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CBS2 Investigates: Federal Buildings In SoCal Caught Wasting Water Amid Drought

And government workers weren’t happy when Investigative Reporter David Goldstein tried to get answers.

07/10/2015

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Satellite Images Show Why This Year’s Predicted El Niño Could Be One Of Strongest In Years

There is growing evidence that California could soon see one of the strongest El Niño events ever this winter – one that could put a dent in the state’s historic drought.

07/09/2015

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Highlights: Californians Paying More For Water In Drought

Some California residents are finding themselves in an ironic bind where they have to pay more while using less water in the drought.

07/05/2015

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Record Water Savings Shows Big Cuts To California Supplies Feasible

Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.

07/02/2015

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