water conservation

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The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future

Published: 
Mon, 08/17/2015 (All day)

Glimpses of California's water future:

A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga.

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Drought now Californians' top concern, poll finds

Published: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Concern over California’s drought is “extremely high and intensifying,” as a majority of state residents now believe global warming has contributed to the crisis, according to polling data released this week.

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Californians cut water usage by 27% in June, but officials remain wary

Published: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Despite record heat, drought-conscious Californians managed to slash urban water use by 27% in June and demonstrated once again that they were on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's historic 25% conservation order, state water officials said Thursday.

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To save water, new California homes will have less lawn

Published: 
Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The days of expansive lawns carpeting the space around new homes are numbered in California.

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California residents cut water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say

Published: 
Thu, 07/02/2015 (All day)

Drought-weary California received encouraging news Wednesday when officials announced that residential water use had dropped 29% during the month of May -- the first real indication that the state might meet unprecedented conservation reductions imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.