All posts tagged "featured"

  • Drones to be used to detect water leaks
    Drones to be used to detect water leaks

    Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, located in the United Kingdom, has developed a new method of detecting leaky pipes. Researchers utilized high and low resolution infrared cameras on...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • Water technology: California’s latest trend?
    Water technology: California’s latest trend?

    As the California drought continues to loom on, the state is beginning to see a steady increase in water technology patents. A recent study by Next 10, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, noted that 137 patents were registered...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • City urges residents to install rain capture systems
    City urges residents to install rain capture systems

    In order to inspire customers in Los Angeles to capture rainwater during the highly anticipated El Nino, three agencies – the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFC) and...

    • Posted November 8, 2015
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  • Water agency acquisition in the works
    Water agency acquisition in the work

    On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a request for California American Water (CAW) to acquire Dunnigan Water Works, a water utility agency in Yolo County. The acquisition will provide CAW’s Sacramento-based customers with 239 new...

    • Posted November 7, 2015
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  • Injunction granted for 13 states
    $4 million going to drought research

    As a means of learning more about the effects of the severe California drought, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has awarded $4 million in grants to four institutions. The EPA’s goal is to limit and combat the...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • BREAKING: EPA’s water rules overturned by Senate
    BREAKING: EPA’s water rules overturned by Senate

    On Wednesday, the Senate voted against the EPA’s attempt at making more waterways fall under federal jurisdiction. The vote passed by simple majority with a 53-44 vote after Tuesday’s failed attempt to get the 60 votes required...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Voters to see water-diverting ballot measure
    Voters to see water-diverting ballot measure

    Dean Cortopassi, a Stockton-based farmer and food processer, has collected at least 585,407 signatures for a ballot measure that would amend the California Constitution to require voters to approve ballot bonds that cost the taxpayer $2 billion...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Modesto City Council to consider recycled water project
    Modesto City Council to consider recycled water project

    On Wednesday, the Modesto city council is expected to vote on and approve a resolution for a $100 million recycled water project. The project would treat wastewater and funnel the clean water to farmers on the west...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    DWR releases guidelines for groundwater management

    In 2014, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was established to help local agencies manage their groundwater supply. In September, Senate Bill 13 added amendments to SGMA that requires local water agencies to form groundwater sustainability agencies...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • San Francisco removes gray water permitting requirements
    San Francisco removes gray water permitting requirements

    A bill being introduced by San Francisco County Supervisor Scott Weiner means residents no longer have to obtain permits to recycle gray water. Normally, the permit would cost $250 and require an inspection from the city. “We...

    • Posted November 1, 2015
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