- Water Quality Officials Continue Monitoring Surface Waters Pollutants Following Camp Fire
- Fluence’s Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology Validated for CA Water Recycling Standard
- Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta to Use Blockchain and IoT Sensors for Groundwater Sustainability
- New Scale Created to Describe the Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers
- Cannabis Cultivation Policy Updated by State Water Board to Protect Waterways
Modesto fails to meet water cutbacks
Residents in Modesto may have to make additional water cutbacks to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water savings. Although the city has saved 29 percent, residents are still short another 7 percent.
To conserve water, Modesto cut its watering days from three days per week to two days. The city council will decide if they should drop the number of watering days again, which would allow residents to water their lawns one day per week.
The proposed decision comes two weeks after the Water Resources Control Board fined the city for failing to comply with mandatory water cutbacks under Governor Brown’s plan.
To help encourage further conservation, city officials have upped the fines for excessive water users to $500 per violation.