State extends ban on watering decorative grass

Valley Water bans watering commercial, industrial and institutional lawns

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) readopted an emergency regulation last week that bans the use of drinking water for watering decorative grass (non-functional turf) in commercial, industrial and institutional areas throughout California. The regulation specifically bans watering non-functional turf, which generally is mowed grass that is not used …

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Six organizations receive ‘One Water’ awards from MWD

Six organizations receive 'One Water' awards from MWD

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) presented awards to six organizations for their large-scale water-efficiency projects that MWD says will save more than 1 billion gallons of water over the next decade. “The transformation of daily operations for these organizations translates into long-term, sustainable change for entire communities,” …

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DWR Launches Emergency Pumping Program to Divert Flood Waters

California to pay farmers to flood fields in winter

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it will begin an emergency program to divert high river flows away from flood-prone Central Valley communities and into groundwater recharge basins. DWR is working with local agencies and equipment vendors to provide funding and secure much-needed temporary diversion equipment, including pumps and …

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Olivenhain Converts More Customer Meters to Recycled Water

Olivenhain Municipal Water District continues to reduce demand for imported drinking water by converting additional meters within The Lakes Above Rancho Santa Fe community to recycled water for irrigation. The Lakes is a community in Rancho Santa Fe that will include 387 homes, large outdoor natural spaces, and several lakes, …

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Groundwater sustainability plans receive approval from state

DWR approves Yuba Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Twelve more groundwater sustainability plans received the stamp of approval from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) yesterday. The approved basins are Big Valley, Shasta Valley, Scott River Valley, East Side Aquifer, Forebay Aquifer, Langley Area, Monterey, Upper Valley Aquifer, San Jacinto, Upper Ventura River, San Luis Obispo Valley and …

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Coachella Valley Water District revises conservation rules

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) revised their conservation rules, returning to Level 1 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plan following an improved water supply and Governor Newsom lifting California’s 15 percent voluntary conservation directive. CVWD has discontinued drought penalties and increased the conservation rebate program to a total of $14.35 …

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