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Official: DWP May Take Up To 48 Hours To Respond To Smaller Water Main Breaks

Despite water usage restrictions for customers, it can still take up to two days for DWP crews to fix some water main breaks, officials said Thursday.

09/25/2014

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JPL: Don’t Expect Drought Relief From El Niño

The anticipated blockbuster return of El Niño is looking more like it will be a flop, a climatologist said Monday.

09/22/2014

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Family Of Bears Wander Through Duarte

A bear family took a leisurely stroll Sunday morning through Duarte, much to the alarm of residents.

09/21/2014

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Brown Signs Order To Buy Drinking Water For Residents Whose Wells Are Dry

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

09/19/2014

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Water Through Food: Chef Shares Water-Rich Dishes To Help You Stay Hydrated

Whether due to the drought or personal preference, some people have a difficult time getting enough drinking water. However, a chef for celebrities is sharing tips and recipes to help people get more water through eating the right foods.

09/16/2014

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Santa Clarita Valley’s Water Supply Hit Hard By Mega-Drought

Santa Clarita Valley water officials said they’ve had to shut down some of the wells that supply water for home and businesses because they’re drying up.

09/07/2014

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DWP To Explore Pricing Tiers Based On Residents’ Water Usage

Would adding a more complex pricing structure at the DWP encourage customers to cut back on their water usage?

09/02/2014

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Calif. On Verge Of Regulating Groundwater Supply For 1st Time

The state Assembly on Friday voted 44-27 to send the bill, AB1739, to Gov. Jerry Brown, whose administration has been shaping the rules. Two companion bills were sent to the Senate and were expected to win approval later in the day.

08/29/2014

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Drought Causing Sticky Situation For Calif. Beekeepers

California’s drought crisis is proving quite a sting to beekeepers.

08/21/2014

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DWP Boosts Staffing To Educate LA Water Wasters

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is stepping up enforcement efforts to promote water conservation during the statewide drought.

08/19/2014

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More Southern Californians Giving Up Water-Guzzling Lawns For Rebates

An increasing number of Southern Californians are willing to give up their grass to help conserve water – and to take advantage of a doubled lawn removal rebate.

08/18/2014

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California Cemeteries Work To Cope With Drought

With their large lawns, cemeteries are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California’s drought.

08/16/2014

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Cleanup Of Polluted Wells Could Be Key To Water Recycling

A Southland lawmaker and utility officials held a “water summit” Friday to encourage voters to approve a $7.5 billion bond measure on the ballot in November.

08/15/2014

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‘Fracking’ Opponents Renew Calls For Moratorium Amid Drought

Southland activists and California climate and water experts Wednesday called for officials to impose a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction method due to the statewide drought.

08/13/2014

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Long Beach Cuts Water Use To Lowest Level In Over Half A Century

As much of the Southland struggles to curb water waste amid a statewide drought, Long Beach is set to make history for some of its lowest water usage in nearly 60 years.

08/12/2014

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