All posts tagged "featured"

  • Agency relies on water technology for drought savings
    Agency relies on water technology for drought savings

    Under Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water cutbacks, the Olivenhain Muncipal Water District, located in Encinitas, is required to cut their water usage by 32 percent. To help combat the California drought, OMWD is utilizing Sensus water technology...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • How technology is changing the California drought
    How technology is changing the California drought

    As the California drought continues, farmers in the north are using technology to their advantage. Smart phone applications and programs allow farmers to accurately measure how moist their soil is and when their crops need watering. The...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • Hemet to see drastic water and sewage increases
    Hemet to see drastic water and sewage increases

    Residents in Hemet will see drastic changes to their water and sewage rates. Rates are expected to increase 19 percent beginning in October, another 19 percent in March, a 4 percent increase in January 2017 and a...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • San Diego residents to see major water rate hikes
    San Diego residents to see major water rate hikes

    On November 17, San Diego City Council will hold a public hearing on whether or not the city should increase its water rates by 17 percent. The increases would impact 275,000 customers. The proposal would have two...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • New Reservoire Coming to California
    Water reservoir in the works for Northern California

    The Sites Reservoir Joints Power Authority, located in Northern California, is looking at building a $2.5 to $4 billion reservoir near Maxwell. The reservoir would flood the Antelope Valley, a cattle ranging community. The proposed project would...

    • Posted September 20, 2015
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  • Stanford to implement water systems throughout the state
    Stanford to implement water systems throughout the state

    Stanford is partnering with water districts in Los Angeles and Sonora to capture rainwater as a means of addressing the California drought. According to researchers, not capturing rainwater is flushing the state’s water supply and security down...

    • Posted September 19, 2015
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  • BREAKING: senior water rights holders allowed to divert water
    BREAKING: senior water rights holders allowed to divert water

    In mid-June, senior water rights holders were told there was not enough water to continue diverting water from the Sacramento and Feather River watersheds, as well as the Delta. This morning, the State Water Resources Control Board...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Congress to approve Westlands Water District, Bureau of Reclamation deal
    Congress to approve Westlands Water District, Bureau of Reclamation deal

    On Wednesday, a settlement between the Westlands Water District, the Justice Department and the Bureau of Reclamation was filed in federal court. The compromise settles a long ordeal for Westlands’ customers. During the 1960s, the San Luis...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • California and Nevada water agencies agree to water swap
    California and Nevada water agencies agree to water swap

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) have worked out a deal to send water to drought stricken California. The agreement would have MWD pay $45 million for 150,000 acre-feet of...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • California Water Prices to Rise
    Clovis residents see huge water fines

    Residents in Clovis are seeing steep fines after failing to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water cutbacks. In August, city officials issued $227,882 in fines for water wasters. More than $162,812 in fines were issued to residents,...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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