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Ruling Against Tiered Water Rates Puts ‘Straitjacket’ On Local Government, Brown Says

A California appeals court has ruled that San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water-rates are unconstitutional.

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Agency To Update Drought Plan Mandating Water Cuts In Cities

California water regulators are postponing release of a new plan to get cities to reduce water use by as much as a third.

04/17/2015

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Compton Official Warns Water Usage Penalties Could Sink Lower-Income Families

Officials in Compton and other lower-income cities are warning that residents may be unable to bear any additional financial burden imposed by mandatory water restrictions.

04/16/2015

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Experts: Expect California Water Bills To Escalate Despite Reduced Water Use

If you’re a California resident, you may soon start receiving bigger water bills, even if you do your part in reducing your water usage.

04/14/2015

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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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Busted Sprinkler Spews Water Onto 170 Freeway During Morning Commute

A busted sprinkler sprayed water onto the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood for more than an hour Tuesday morning amid one of the worst droughts in California’s history.

04/14/2015

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Metropolitan Water District Committee Votes To Advance Proposal To Slash Deliveries

The planning committee for the Metropolitan Water District has approved a 15 percent reduction in water deliveries to agencies across Southern California.

04/13/2015

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No Water Woes For Costa Mesa? City Is Self-Sufficient When It Comes To Its Supply

Despite California’s escalating drought, one local city isn’t having to rely on outside sources for its water supply.

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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Calif. Officials Warn Water Savings In February Were Worst Yet

California’s water board said Tuesday that residents saved less water in February than in any other month since it began tracking conservation efforts last summer.

04/07/2015

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California Water Authorities To Use New Tool In Fight Against Water Wasters

Water authorities are using a new tool in a major effort to crack down on people and businesses wasting water, in light of new water restrictions issued by Governor Jerry Brown to fight the drought.

04/06/2015

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Ruptured Main Leaves Hancock Park Residents Without Water

Residents in Hancock Park were without water Monday as crews worked to repair a broken water main, officials said.

04/06/2015

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Gov. Brown Defends Drought Order That Doesn’t Limit Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.

04/05/2015

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Amid Severe Drought, LA County Waterworks Facilities Lose 82K Gallons After Water Pump Malfunction

Just days after Governor Jerry Brown ordered state-wide reductions during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, the Val Verde facilities lost a total of 82,000 gallons following a water pump malfunction.

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LADWP On State-Ordered Water Cutbacks: We’ve Already Been Doing That For Years

Gov. Jerry Brown called on cities this week to cut water consumption by 25 percent to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

04/04/2015

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