Drought-ravaged Californians and the water agencies that serve them cut water use 27.3 percent in June — the second time that communities statewide met the governor’s 25 percent goal, but the first time they did so under the threat of fines.
The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board ignored its own staff recommendation and voted to let Valley Water Management Co. continue disposing of excess wastewater by spraying it on hillsides for another 21/2 years.
A water conservation group argued in court this week that the San Diego County Water Authority needs to do more to account for the potential environmental effects of its upcoming projects, particularly the water desalination plant scheduled to open in Carlsbad.
California residents reduced their water use 27 percent in June, beating a state-mandated target during the crucial first month of summer, according to figures released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Board. … The [Sacramento] region’s residents responded in June by cutting usage by roughly 35 percent.
Despite the hottest June on record, Californians cut back on their water use statewide by by 27.3 percent statewide compared with June 2013, a reduction that exceeded the level ordered in the governor’s emergency drought regulations.
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.
San Joaquin and Calaveras counties mostly passed their first big test under new mandatory water conservation rules, saving anywhere from 28 percent to 41 percent in June, state officials said Thursday.
Two Humboldt County water suppliers are now under the eye of the State Water Resources Control Board after failing to cut back on their water use during the first month of state-mandated conservation in June.
Working with the nonprofit Self-Help Enterprises, the drought relief program will furnish a tank and small pump to restore water for homeowners with dry wells. … The costs are covered by the $1 billion drought relief package approved by Gov. Jerry Brown in March, officials said.
California American Water officials have acknowledged using patented slant well technology by Geoscience president Dennis Williams in the Monterey Peninsula desalination project after previously denying it.
The U.S. Drought Monitor released July 30 shows “moderate to exceptional drought maintained its hold on the West” despite above-normal precipitation in parts of California, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest last week.
In an effort to ratchet up water conservation even higher in California, state officials today announced the launch of SaveWater.CA.Gov, a new mobile-optimized website that allows residents to send pictures of water waste or simply report it from their smartphones, tablets and computers. The reports are then filed directly with the local water agency where the alleged waste is occurring.
Colorado’s largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride – if any – to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.