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More drought-tolerant landscaping incentives could come from Metropolitan Water District

Published: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 (All day)

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District will consider a proposal today to add $350 million to its budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove water-guzzling turf and install low-water-use fixtures.

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Water Flowing From Toilet to Tap May Be Hard to Swallow

Published: 
Mon, 05/18/2015 (All day)

Water spilled out of a spigot, sparklingly clear, into a plastic cup. Just 45 minutes earlier, it was effluent, piped over from Orange County’s wastewater treatment plant next door. At a specialized plant, it then went through several stages of purification that left it cleaner than anything that flows out of a home faucet or comes in a brand-name bottle.

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Californians make big cuts in water usage, report says

Published: 
Mon, 10/20/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Water

After months of appeals to conserve water, Californians appear to be finally getting the message, making substantial cuts in water consumption in the face of the state's drought.

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City programs running in advance of mandatory water cuts

Published: 
Wed, 09/03/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Water

Santa Monica is preparing for mandatory water cuts and officials are hoping a variety of programs will prompt locals to make some water-wise changes in the near future.

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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops.