Water Conservation

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Feds Providing $50M For Water-Saving Projects

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.

05/20/2015

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California Government Says It’s Meeting Water-Saving Goal

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.

04/22/2015

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Some Landlords In L.A. Want Tenants To Pay Water Bill In Exchange For Reduced Rent

Some landlords in Los Angeles are proposing a new way to conserve water: have tenants in rent-controlled buildings pay their own water bill.

04/21/2015

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Ruling Forces California Water Districts To Review Rates

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.

04/21/2015

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Officials Vote To Slash Water Deliveries In Response To ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

The Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to slash regional water deliveries by 15 percent as California grapples with a fourth year of drought.

04/14/2015

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Los Angeles, San Diego Mayors Take Stage In Drought Fight

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.

04/10/2015

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Water Board Report: Small OC Town Using More Water Per Day Than Beverly Hills

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.

04/08/2015

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Newport Beach Taking Steps To Further Reduce Water Use

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.

04/07/2015

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Resident In Sustainable Eco-Village In L.A. Lives On 10 Gallons Of Water A Day

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.

04/03/2015

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Brentwood Homeowner Takes Unique Steps To Face Historic Drought Head-On

A Brentwood homeowner is facing California’s historic drought head-on by harvesting rainwater and utilizing the condensation from air conditioning units.

04/02/2015

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Californians Cut Water Use By Only 9 Percent In January

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.

03/03/2015

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Homeowners Ditch Lawns To Conserve Water Amid State’s Mega-Drought

A local landscaping company is taking advantage of a government rebate and transforming people’s lawns to a water-efficient alternative.

02/26/2015

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Californians Improve Slightly On Water-Saving Efforts

New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.

01/06/2015

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Upland Man Could Face Steep Fines For Allegedly Failing To Water Lawn

An Upland resident could go to trial as early as Monday on misdemeanor charges for allegedly failing to water his lawn.

11/21/2014

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Ventura Lawmakers Consider Building Moratorium Amid Drought Conditions

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.

11/17/2014

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