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Water Conservation

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Westwood Middle School’s New Grass Lawn Outrages Neighbors

Neighbors of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School in Westwood are outraged that the school has recently installed lush, green grass – in the midst of a historic drought.

08/24/2015

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Iconic Giant Donut In Inglewood Covered In Support Of Water Conservation Effort

Customers who pledged to save water on Tuesday received a free doughnut as part of an advertising campaign being held at Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood.

08/11/2015

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Laguna Lifts City Ban On New Pool Constructions In City

A ban has been put in place in Laguna Beach on all new pool construction due to the drought, meaning homeowners looking to beat the heat with a new pool are out of luck.

08/04/2015

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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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Recent Court Ruling Makes It Harder For Companies To Impose Hefty Tiered Water Fees

The California Supreme Court has made it a little harder for water companies to impose hefty tiered fees in an effort to discourage heavy water use.

07/23/2015

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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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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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Public Showers At California State Beaches To Shut Down In Effort To Save Water

The state of California has ordered that public showers at state beaches be shut down in an attempt to save water.

07/12/2015

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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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Areas That Conserved Most, Least During California Drought

California’s drought-stricken cities posted record water savings in May, ahead of mandatory conservation targets that took effect in June.

07/01/2015

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California Cities Cut Water Use 29 Percent, Biggest Savings Yet In Drought

California cities hit record conservation during the drought after cutting water use 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.

07/01/2015

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Statewide Water Use Falls 13.5 Percent In April; SoCal Cuts Just 9 Percent

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April, regulators said Tuesday.

06/02/2015

LA County Board Of Supervisors To Consider Water Conservation Plan

Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday are expected to consider a conservation plan that would triple charges for customers who fail to meet mandated water consumption targets.

06/02/2015

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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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