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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Southland Falls Short of Achieving 20% Voluntary Cut in Water Use

From the Los Angeles Times:

Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state.

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Aquafornia news NPR

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

From NPR:

Officials in California are asking people to use less water because of the severe drought. But about a million people in the state live in homes without the best means of water-use management: meters.

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Aquafornia news California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA (CCSC)

Blog: New California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA Water Policy Brief

From the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA (CCSC):

Residential Water Consumption in Los Angeles: What are the Drivers and are Conservation Measures Working?

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Dr.

Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

No Mandatory Rationing This Summer, Bay Area’s Largest Water District Says

From the San Jose Mercury News:

The Bay Area’s largest water provider announced Monday that because residents have been doing a better job of conserving water, it has decided not to impose mandatory rationing this summer.

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Getty Drains Pools, Turns Off Fountains to Save Water Amid Drought

From the Los Angeles Times:

The decision to drain most water features at Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades this summer may not be going over well with some visitors, but the organization says thousands of gallons a day have been saved as a result.

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: Save Our Water Launches Don’t Waste Summer Campaign

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As a drought-stricken California moves further into a hot summer, Save Our Water – a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) – is launching Don’t Waste Summer, a campaign devoted to providing daily tips and news on the new campaign microsite – SaveOurWater.com – to help Californians find ways to conserve at home and at work every day.

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Aquafornia news Marin Independent Journal

Marin Water Managers: Residents Saving More than What State Says

From the Marin Independent Journal:

Marin’s two largest water agencies report their customers have done slightly better than other Bay Area residents in conserving water since Gov. Jerry Brown called for a 20 percent voluntary cutback in January.

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Aquafornia news Modesto Bee

Editorial: We All Have to Pitch In During Drought

From The Modesto Bee:

It’s looking like a long, hot summer that starts today – and it’s going to be even more parched if Californians don’t get with the program.

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Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Editorial: Poor Marks for Saving on Drought Report

From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

California’s drought is in its third year, and visions of a wet winter, fed by warm El Niño currents in the Pacific, are fading.

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Aquafornia news Contra Costa Times

Concord’s Drought Strategies are Saving Water

From the Contra Costa Times:

With the severe drought showing no sign of abating and the water district asking customers to cut back, Concord has reduced its water use by 37 percent, according to city officials.

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Amid Drought, Bay Area Water Use Down Just 2 Percent

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

It’s official: Californians are not embracing Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for serious water conservation.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Report: California has a Long Way to Go On Water Conservation

From The Sacramento Bee:

As California slips into summer amid the worst drought in a generation, state residents, as a whole, have done relatively little to cut their water use, falling well short of the 20 percent target set in Gov. Jerry Brown’s emergency drought declaration in January.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Region Cuts Overall Water Use 18 Percent

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The Sacramento region as a whole has made strides to accommodate this year’s severe drought, cutting overall water use 18 percent compared with the past two years, according to the Regional Water Authority.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Region Reduces Water Use By 18 Percent

From Capital Public Radio:

“New data from the Regional Water Authority show customers in the Sacramento region reduced their water use by 18 percent from February to May, compared to the previous two years.”

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

The Green Lawn: American Staple or Water Waster?

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

“As California faces its worst drought in decades, residents are being asked to make sacrifices to save water: take shorter showers, launder less and forgo the occasional flush. For some, though, the biggest hardship has been surrendering the vigor of a bright green lawn.”

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR Spotlight: State Capitol Saves Water

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“State Capitol lawns are turning brown in response to Governor Brown’s call for a 20 percent reduction in water use. Other landscape changes at the Capitol include replacing inefficient sprinkler heads with drip irrigation and adding mulch to flower beds and tree wells on the grounds of the oldest arboretum west of the Mississippi.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Water Cops On Patrol

From Capital Public Radio:

“Thirty water conservation employees and four other City [of Sacramento] employees patrolled the city this morning [June 13] looking for people or businesses using water. Friday’s are a no-watering day in the city.”

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Commentary: Drought Sends a Water Wake-Up — Bond Can Aid Future Supply

From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by Jay Ziegler:

“The drought is our wake-up call that California’s water supply system is out of balance. Even in the face of this drought, conservation efforts have not taken hold. … A focused water bond is key to any solution.”

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Aquafornia news Sunnyvale Sun

Sunnyvale City Council to Consider Declaring Water Emergency

From the Sunnyvale Sun:

“The Sunnyvale City Council will consider adopting a resolution on June 24 declaring a water shortage emergency and calling for a 15 percent water use reduction through Dec. 31.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Studies Examine California Water Agencies Drought Mitigation Plans

From Capital Public Radio:

“Timothy Quinn is with the Association of California Water Agencies, or ACWA. He says planned Central Valley water recycling projects and a water desalination project in San Diego are welcome, but he says conservation is equally important.”

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