Among water industry leaders, there is likely no group more keenly aware of the challenges facing California water districts than general managers and their senior management team.
Like the rest of the state, the Coachella Valley faces major water cutbacks in response to California’s epic drought. But unlike most of the state, the valley has a water source that it’s trying to use more of, not less of: the Colorado River.
Water-guzzling lawns have taken significant flack in California’s four-year drought, and officials delivered another hit Friday by sharply limiting how much water newly constructed landscapes can use.
Facing an unprecedented drought, the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California today approved the nation’s largest turf removal and water conservation program that over the next decade is expected to generate enough water savings to nearly fill the region’s largest reservoir — Diamond Valley Lake.
Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.
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California’s longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday voted to increase funding for its turf-removal program, as more and more residents and businesses swap water-guzzling lawns for more drought-tolerant landscaping.
California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.
On March 17, two of Orange County’s most urgent crises came head to head. The state Legislative Analyst’s Office called on construction companies and local officials to respond to a critical housing shortage by building an additional 100,000 houses and apartments a year in the state.