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Preparing for Pumpkin Season

Preparing for Pumpkin Season

It’s no secret that the severe California drought has had an impact on the size of fruits and vegetables. As Halloween nears, pumpkin growers are becoming anxious. Their pumpkins are nowhere near the size they typically are, in large part because of the drought. Some farms in the Central Valley …

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High levels of arsenic found in County drinking water

High levels of arsenic found in County drinking water

In 2008, the EPA issued an order requiring the Arvin Community Services District (ACSD) in Arvin – located in Kern County – to reduce their arsenic concentrations. At the time, Arvin’s arsenic levels were as high as 31 ppb. ACSD applied for an extension, until the end of 2014, to …

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City ordered to use disposable table settings

City ordered to use disposable table settings

Fort Bragg’s city council just passed an emergency order that would require restaurants to use disposable table settings – utensils, plates and cups. The idea is simple: cutting water usage during the California drought. By using disposable table settings, restaurants won’t have to use as much water to wash dishes. …

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Central Valley cannabis growers served with new regulations

Central Valley cannabis growers served with new regulations

On Friday, the Central Valley Water Control Board announced regulations to protect water quality from cannabis cultivation. The order, which impacts landowners and cultivators who grow medical marijuana, will be required to comply with the board’s regulations of discharges from medicinal cannabis cultivations. “Our goal is to protect water quality …

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Major infrastructure completed for Temecula Wine Country

Major infrastructure completed for Temecula Wine Country

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) recently completed an 18-month project that brought a state-of-the-art sewer system to Temecula’s Wine Country, located in Riverside County. The project is said to improve groundwater quality by removing the need for septic systems at the wineries. Groundwater contamination occurs throughout the basin when septic …

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