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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. 

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Santa Monica Responds to Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

Published: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Water

As the drought worsens, the City of Santa Monica is urging its water customers, workers and visitors to step up their water conservation efforts in response to the statewide emergency water conservation regulations adopted yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board.