Drought

Produce and cooking is changing due to the drought

Kitchens Change To Help California Drought

Because of the California drought, produce growers are beginning to look at different ways of growing fruits and vegetables. Instead of excessively watering crops, farmers are forcing their crops to search for whatever water source is available to them. The result is a smaller, more vibrant crop. Growers are no …

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More than half a million gallons of water dumped

Poway CA Dumps Water in Canyon

As the California drought continues throughout the state, residents have made it their personal mission to conserve water. In Poway, just north of San Diego, the residents conserved 45 percent in May. While the conservation was good for Governor Brown’s mandatory cutbacks, the unused water – all 550,000 gallons of …

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State meets cutbacks for May

California Water Conservation Efforts

Although Governor Jerry Brown’s water mandate didn’t kick into effect until the month of June, the State Water Resources Control Board is touting the state’s conservation numbers for the month of May. There was a statewide residential water use decline of 28.9 percent in May. This is the steepest drop …

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New ballot initiative to tax water bottling

Bottled Water Companies in California Questioned

A political activist from San Diego has begun collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to appear on the 2016 ballot. The initiative is to increase taxes on bottle water companies who use groundwater during the California drought. “We’re going to put a five-cent per ounce excise tax on water that …

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City of Riverside sues State over cutback amount

California Drought Discussed by Governor Brown

With Governor Jerry Brown’s new mandatory water restrictions to help combat the California drought, many cities and water agencies are not happy about the cutbacks. The City of Riverside, located in the Inland Empire, was no exception. The difference is how the city decided to combat the issue; they are …

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East Bay Municipal Utility District water shaming customers

California Drought Discussed by Governor Brown

East Bay Municipal Utility District has high water wasters throughout their district, who consume more than 900 gallons a day. To help meet their water reduction goals set by Governor Jerry Brown, EBMUD has begun sending warning letters to those water wasters. If the water wasters continue using more than …

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