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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog

Blog: Lady Gaga joins California’s Water Conservation Campaign

From The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog:

Back in February, pop superstar Lady Gaga got permission to fill the pool at Hearst Castle for a music video shoot. Among the conditions of the deal was her participation in a public service announcement promoting water conservation, which earned her a letter of thanks from Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Blog: Taking Action During California’s Drought

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “It’s Our Environment” blog, in a post by André Villaseñor:

Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the desert, we brought 15 gallons of water. We were able to thrive on less than 12 gallons, including drinking, cooking, and brushing.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: California Adopts $500 Criminal Penalty for Water Waste

From The Sacramento Bee:

On Tuesday, amid evidence that existing conservation measures are not working, the State Water Resources Control Board took the unprecedented step of declaring certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation.

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

California Seeks to Send Message to Water-Wasters

From the Associated Press:

Reservoirs are running dry, the Capitol’s lawn has turned brown, and farmers have left hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted. Even so, many Californians aren’t taking the drought seriously.

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

California Approves Big Fines for Wasting Water During Drought

From the Los Angeles Times:

Cities throughout California will have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under an emergency state rule approved Tuesday.

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

$500-a-day Water Fines Passed

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The State Water Resources Control Board approved unprecedented emergency regulations Tuesday that allow local law enforcement and water agencies to impose a maximum $500-a-day fine on water wasters.

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Aquafornia news New York Times

California Approves Forceful Steps Amid Drought

From The New York Times:

With rainfall this year at historically low levels and reservoirs quickly dwindling, California officials on Tuesday approved the most drastic measures yet to reduce water consumption during the state’s increasingly serious drought, including fines of up to $500 per day under some circumstances for watering a garden, washing a car or hosing down a sidewalk.

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

California Water Wasters Can Now Be Fined

From Capital Public Radio:

The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted emergency regulations that allow local water agencies to levy fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water outdoors. Board Chair Felicia Marcus says collecting money isn’t the goal.

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Aquafornia news Orange County Register

Turn Off the Tap, the Drought Police are Coming

From the Orange County Register:

On the same day state water regulators approved daily fines up to $500 for wasting water, scientists released a report saying the drought will put a $2.2 billion dent this year in California’s economy.

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Aquafornia news U-T San Diego

State OKs Limits on Outdoor Watering

From U-T San Diego:

Facing a historic drought and rising water demand, California regulators on Tuesday imposed unprecedented, statewide restrictions on outdoor watering that include potential stiff fines for those who refuse to comply.

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

California Water Use Rises Amid Crippling Drought

From the Associated Press:

Californians increased water consumption this year during the state’s severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

See Which Californians are Increasing Water Use Despite Drought

From the San Jose Mercury News:

A survey revealed that Californians have increased their water usage amid the worst drought to hit the state in decades.

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Santa Cruz Water School Washes Away Fines for Overuse

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

What was supposed to be a relaxing Santa Cruz getaway for Chris and Gilbert Hernandez was anything but – thanks to, of all things, water.

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Proposal Would Fine California Water-Wasters

From the Associated Press:

In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog

Blog: State Water Board Considers More Drought Cutbacks

From The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog:

As California’s severe drought continues, so do efforts to conserve what little water the state does have.

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR Spotlight: Water Conservation Tips Taught at California State Fair

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off July 11 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, DWR will educate visitors at two Save Our Water exhibits from July 11 to 27.

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Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

Save Our Water Does Double Duty at State Fair, Hosts Exhibits Featuring Indoor and Outdoor Water Saving Tips

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):

The drought is on and so is the California State Fair. This year, the Save Our Water campaign is doubling down its messaging on conservation by hosting two exhibits at the fair – one on indoor water conservation and the other on outdoor conservation.

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Aquafornia news Marin Independent Journal

Marin Water Officials Contemplate State Proposal to Slap Fines on Water Wasters

From the Marin Independent Journal:

With no end to the extreme dry weather in sight, Marin water officials are waiting to see whether state leaders will make the move to allow local authorities to slap water wasters with unprecedented fines of up to $500 a day.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Hefty Overwatering Fines Would Make Clear California is In a Drought

From The Sacramento Bee:

Some cities have strict rules for people who waste water. Others have imposed mandatory cutbacks. But violators don’t face serious consequences. Now, state water officials are proposing to change that laissez-faire mindset.

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Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: Californians Encouraged to Learn More About Saving Water at State

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off today [July 11], Save Our Water – a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) – is encouraging Californians to visit its displays featuring easy ways to save water inside and outside the home. Staff from DWR will be on hand to help attendees identify opportunities to conserve.

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