Water Conservation

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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

One of three ponds on Patrick Nesbitt's property in Carpinteria.  (Photo credit: Ed Mertz)

California Ends One Of Driest Ever ‘Water Years’

California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever “water years.”

09/30/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: South LA Park Proves Major Drain On Water, Taxpayer Money Amid Drought Crisis

The severe drought crisis has residents across California cutting back on their water usage but CBS2 has learned officials have been pumping millions of gallons of fresh water into a South L.A. park touted as a water conservation project.

04/29/2014

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Revolutionary Farming Method May Be Solution To Drought’s Impact On Calif. Agriculture

As California remains in the midst of a tremendous drought, an Orange County farmer believes he may have discovered the farming method of the future after his crops began thriving while using much less water than usual.

03/25/2014

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LACDPW Seeks Grants For Water Conservation Projects In Drought Stricken SoCal

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.

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