All posts tagged "featured"

  • California golf courses wasting valuable water
    Are golf courses wasting valuable water?

    The California drought is something Californians have taken seriously since Governor Jerry Brown released his mandatory water cuts back in April. The state has systematically reduced its water usage by 27 percent. Homeowners and businesses have made...

    • Posted August 9, 2015
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  • CA Fire hydrants on lockdown
    Fire hydrants on lockdown

    As the California drought continues to progress, the issue of water theft is on the rise. Homeowners have begun installing locks on their outdoor spigots. Now, Cal Fire is selling locks for fire hydrants. Water agencies are...

    • Posted August 8, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in search of solution to California drought

    To help create innovative solutions to California’s drought and water supply shortage, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has partnered with Singularity University. The partnership has developed the SU Global Water Impact Challenge, which calls on entrepreneurs around the world to...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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  • California Water Meters as Result of Drought
    Some water districts miss the mark on conservation

    Statistics regarding summer water use were released by the State Water Resources Control Board in late July, revealing that urban water use is down by 27%. Despite this, 16 local districts have failed to meet the conservation...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • Website Calls Out California Water Wasters
    New website lets Californians report water wasting neighbors

    A new website, SaveWater.ca.gov, includes a form that allows individuals to anonymously report local “water wasters” in their communities. Examples of those who can be reported include homeowners with leaky sprinklers, neighbors who water more than the...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • California Drought Threatens Fish Populations
    California drought has negative impact on fish populations

    Because of the severe California drought, the delta smelt, a small, silver fish that calls the Klamath River and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta home is even more likely to become extinct. Under the Endangered Species Act of 1992,...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Farmers First To Get Water in Drought
    Study: farmers should be first to receive water

    As the California drought continues to loom over the state, a survey conducted by the Associated Press reveals how residents across the nation feel about water cutbacks. Despite the common notion that farmers – and the agricultural industry –...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • California Senators introduce drought legislation in Senate
    California Senators introduce drought legislation in Senate

    Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill – the California Emergency Drought Act – focused on relieving California of its severe drought. Under this bill, the state would see $1.3 billion over 10 years. The money...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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  • LA Mayor sponsors event geared toward solving California drought
    LA Mayor sponsors event geared toward solving California drought

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a partnership with technology venture company rhubarb studios to address the historic California drought.  The two parties are coming together for a hackathon series, known as “Hack for Humanity,” where members of...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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  • Judge may rule in favor of Water Board
    Judge may rule in favor of Water Board over farmers

    With the California drought in full affect, the State Water Resources Control Board began issuing notices to farmers and water agencies demanding they meet Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water cutbacks. Some agencies and farmers are deemed senior...

    • Posted August 1, 2015
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