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Burbank Fines Water Wasters

Beginning its crackdown on water-waters, Burbank officials issued $100 fines to 16 residents who violated the city’s water- conservation regulations, the city announced Tuesday.Burbank is under orders from the state to reduce its overall water use by 28 percent to help meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate for a 25 percent reduction in use statewide. Burbank’s […]

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MWD Acts To Bolster Water Supply

With the state facing a fourth straight drought year, the Metropolitan Water District board voted Tuesday to spend up to $71 million to bolster the Southern California region’s available supply. The board’s vote authorizes the MWD to secure up to 100,000 acre-feet of additional supplies through one-year water transfers with Sacramento Valley water districts. An […]

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Watch California Dry Up Before Your Eyes

“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing “exceptional drought,” the most severe level of dryness measured by the U.S. […]

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Senators Feinstein & Boxer Co-Author ‘Water in 21st Century Act’

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer today introduced the Water In The 21st Century Act, a bill to help communities nationwide better prepare for the future by providing new incentives and investments to help residents, businesses and local water agencies to conserve, recycle and manage limited water supplies. The legislation would expand rebates and […]

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Could California’s Drought Last 200 Years?

An article last February in National Geographic discusses the possibility that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more. according to a report by B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley. During the medieval period, there was over a century of drought […]

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SoCal INCREASES Water Usage by 8%

This is definitely going in the wrong direction. While the rest of the state reduced water consumption over the past three years, a recent study by the State Water Usage Control Board showed Southern Californians actually increased water usage by 8% from May of 2011-2013 to May of 2014. We all need to conserve water […]

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SoCal Cities To Impose $500 Water Fines

If residents won’t voluntarily conserve water, three Southern California cities are going to impose daily fines of up to $500 for anyone not complying with conservation efforts. The cities of Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill already have strict water conservation policies that mirror the ones approved Tuesday by the State Water Quality Control Board. […]

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