The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.
California’s state government reported meeting its own overall water conservation goal for 2014, though data released Wednesday showed half the agencies fell short of the 20 percent target while the drought worsened.
Some landlords in Los Angeles are proposing a new way to conserve water: have tenants in rent-controlled buildings pay their own water bill.
An appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing that was intended to encourage conservation had water agencies reviewing rates Tuesday and some residents exploring whether to bring similar challenges.
The Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to slash regional water deliveries by 15 percent as California grapples with a fourth year of drought.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced this week that his city would be deploying water cops and offering money to rip up lawns in an effort to save water during an escalating drought.
As the state, ever drought-weary, continues to crack down on water-abusing communities, a neighborhood in Orange County has been exposed as having used more water per person and per home than any other community in either Los Angeles or Orange counties.
New water conservation numbers issued Tuesday singled out Newport Beach, showing that it has only cut its water use by 5.5 percent while other cities have reduced their use by up to 30 percent.
With new state-mandated water restrictions, every Californian has to be water-wise and a small community in Southern California is leading the way by going to extremes to conserve water.
A Brentwood homeowner is facing California’s historic drought head-on by harvesting rainwater and utilizing the condensation from air conditioning units.
California water conservation slipped during an unusually dry January just a month after residents first met Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to slash water use by 20 percent, a state agency reported Tuesday.
A local landscaping company is taking advantage of a government rebate and transforming people’s lawns to a water-efficient alternative.
New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.
An Upland resident could go to trial as early as Monday on misdemeanor charges for allegedly failing to water his lawn.
Faced with drought conditions, the Ventura City Council is considering a controversial ban on all new construction and new hook-ups to the water system.