Tag Archives: conservation

Modesto fails to meet water cutbacks

Modesto fails to meet water cutbacks

Residents in Modesto may have to make additional water cutbacks to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water savings. Although the city has saved 29 percent, residents are still short another 7 percent. To conserve water, Modesto cut its watering days from three days per week to two days. The city …

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Facts about Water Conservation and City Usage Restrictions

Drought rules extended by Governor

By now, nearly all Californians are aware of their state drought conditions and the Governor’s mandate to reduce water usage by 25 percent. In response, over 430 water agencies statewide have imposed usage restrictions on customers. Here’s a closer look at some standout cases. The City of El Monte, which …

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Homeowners punished for lack of water conservation

Homeowners punished for lack of water conservation

The city of Arcadia, located in Los Angeles County, has struggled to meet its mandatory 36 percent water cutbacks under Governor Jerry Brown’s emergency drought plan. As a means of reaching that goal, the city has taken a drastic measure: installing water flow restrictors on two residential households. The two …

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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 a drone to detect the leak. The leak is ultimately detected when the …

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SWRCB issues fines to four water suppliers

Water Waste Fines Coming to California

While the state as a whole conserved more than 26 percent in September, four water agencies were fined for failing to meet their mandated conservation standards. The city of Beverly Hills, city of Indio, city of Redlands and the Coachella Valley Water District are each being fined $61,000 as a …

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