Conservation

Some water districts miss the mark on conservation

California Water Meters as Result of Drought

Statistics regarding summer water use were released by the State Water Resources Control Board in late July, revealing that urban water use is down by 27%. Despite this, 16 local districts have failed to meet the conservation goals set for them by state officials – a shortcoming that could result …

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State surpasses Governor’s goal in water conservation

Governor Brown Makes Water Mandates for Drought

According to water conservation numbers released by the State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday, throughout the month of June, Californians reduced their water use by 27.3 percent, despite the heat and humidity. “Californians understand the severity of the drought and they are taking action, as shown by the numbers …

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San Diegans eligible for rain barrel reimbursement

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The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department is offering rebates for homeowners who install rain barrels to capture rainwater. In order to qualify for the rebate program, residents must: · Have purchased rain barrel after January 1, 2012. · Fill out the Rain Barrel Rebate Application. · Take before and after pictures, …

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New grass landscaping heavily limited

Water District Runs Out of Turf Removal Money

Under a new regulation approved by the California Water Commission last week, turf lawns could be a thing of the past. In response to the state’s ongoing drought, the commission passed an ordinance that limits the amount of turf in new landscaping projects to just 25 percent of a home’s …

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MWD lawn removal program out of funding

Water District Runs Out of Turf Removal Money

As the California drought worsens, homeowners throughout Southern California have taken drastic measures to conserve water and save money. Water agencies, like Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, was offering rebates for homeowners who ripped out their lawns and replaced it with drought-tolerant plants and turf. The program was so …

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