All posts tagged "drought"

  • California Water Prices to Rise
    MWD ordered to repay millions

    Last week, a San Francisco Superior Court judge made a ruling in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA). According to Judge Curtis Karnow, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) must repay SDCWA $188.3...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • California Water Conservation Efforts
    Water agency moves into stage 4b of drought response plan

    Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), which covers the eastern side of Riverside County, has now moved to their stage 4b drought response plan. The stage 4b tier requires customers to reduce their outdoor water budgets up to...

    • Posted September 7, 2015
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  • Oil companies see fines over lack of water reporting
    Oil companies see fines over lack of water reporting

    As part of SB 1281, which was signed into law last September, California’s 433 oil operators are required to report their source of water, how much water they used and how the water was disposed of during...

    • Posted September 6, 2015
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  • Starbucks’ bottling company faces water violation
    Starbucks’ bottling company faces water violation

    Earlier this week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued a cease and desist order against Sugar Pine Spring Water LP, who is owned by G. Scott Fahey. Sugar Pine Spring Water is known as one...

    • Posted September 5, 2015
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  • Study looks at impact of California drought on San Joaquin Valley
    Study looks at impact of California drought on San Joaquin Valley

    Cal State Fresno just completed a study that focuses on the California drought in the Central Valley. According to researchers, they wanted to take a deeper look at how the severe drought impacted the San Joaquin Valley specifically; they...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • Cities provide residents with reclaimed water
    Cities provide residents with reclaimed water

    To help ease the burden of the California drought on residents, cities are beginning to offer recycled water to homeowners. Burbank, located outside of Los Angeles, just opened its first filling station, which will be available through...

    • Posted September 3, 2015
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  • California Drought Threatens Wells
    Homeowners with dry wells in Central Valley see water relief

    Stanislaus County, located in the heart of the Central Valley, is responding to the California drought in a dramatic way. Residents whose wells have run dry are able to apply for temporary water assistance from the County. A 3,000-gallon...

    • Posted August 29, 2015
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  • Bottled Water Companies in California Questioned
    Nestle bottling permit under review

    For months, critics of Nestle’s bottling permit have called for an environmental review of the company’s water usage. Each year, Nestle pays a $524 annual permit to pump water out of the San Bernardino National Forest, despite...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • California Drought Impacting Economy
    New study examines how the drought will impact economy

    The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a nonpartisan, non-profit research institution based in San Francisco, released an impact study on the California drought and how the drought will impact the state’s overall economy. While many are unsure of...

    • Posted August 23, 2015
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  • California Building Industry Fights Drought
    Building industry contributes to water conservation, experts say

    The California drought is not a new phenomenon. In fact, there have been 10 droughts in the last century, with another 10 in store for the next century. The difference? The next century will have droughts even...

    • Posted August 22, 2015
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