All posts tagged "featured"

  • Northern California lake runs dry
    Northern California lake runs dry

    The Mountain Meadow Reservoir has run dry after record low water levels. Dead fish lay where the lake once was. Because of the severity of the California drought, Pacific Gas & Electric, who own water rights to...

    • Posted September 27, 2015
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  • Millions in water infrastructure funding left unspent
    Millions in water infrastructure funding left unspent

    In 1996, Congress established the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which provides cities, states and utility agencies with low-interest loans as a means of maintaining the country’s aging water system. For the past few years, Congress has...

    • Posted September 26, 2015
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  • Water District Runs Out of Turf Removal Money
    Water agency sees record number of rebates outside lawn removal

    According to a report issued to Metropolitan Water District’s board of directors, residents responded to the California drought by doing more than just replacing their lawns with artificial turf. Based on the report, a record number of...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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  • Water districts consider purchasing Delta islands
    Water districts consider purchasing Delta islands

    The Westlands Water District (WWD) and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) are considering the possibility of buying four islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Their reasoning – easier access to water during the California drought....

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Water wholesaler considering plans to build world’s largest recycling plant
    Water wholesaler considering plans to build world’s largest recycling plant

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest wholesale supplier of water in the state, is considering a new project that could potentially create the largest recycled water program in the world. MWD has met with sanitation...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • 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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