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Three Lawn Replacement Myths Debunked
June 23, 2022
California is experiencing its third consecutive dry year, and while dry spells aren't new, the current severe drought conditions call for an increase in water conservation efforts inside and outside of homes. Replacing the lawn with water smart plants is one way to take immediate water saving action and have a direct impact on the state’s ongoing drought. ... read more »
A Note from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Every Drop Counts
May 19, 2022
Our city didn’t just become one of the most water efficient cities in the world overnight. We pulled together, and have achieved so much … but we have further to go if we want our children and grandchildren to be able to turn on the tap with confidence. ... read more »
Six Drought Friendly Ways to Deep Clean This Spring
March 31, 2022
California’s Save Our Water program encourages everyone to continue water saving habits as residents work together to end the drought. Water conservation efforts are ongoing and critical to saving the state’s water supply. ... read more »
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WEST BASIN ACTIVATES WATER SHORTAGE CONTINGENCY PLAN
July 29, 2021
Board declares shortage level one; calls for voluntary reduction in water use ... read more »
Water Situation Has Improved but California Not Out of Drought, Officials Say
October 14, 2016
Metropolitan Water District warned that consumers and business still need to do their share to conserve. ... read more »
The Water War & The Cost to African-American Communities
April 6, 2016
The drought has taken a toll on many communities, including disadvantaged communities, and the pain may just be starting. Recent reports in the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune indicate new water rate hikes across the state. ... read more »
DWP Officials: Continue to Conserve Water, Even in Winter Months
November 5, 2015
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers cut their water use by 21.8 percent in September, compared to the same month two years ago, exceeding the conservation mandate set for the agency by the state, ... read more »
West Basin Launches New Cash for Kitchens Water Conservation Program
September 10, 2015
In an effort to help restaurants and food service facilities save water during the drought, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is expanding the Cash for Kitchens Program, ... read more »
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Los Angeles Planning to Begin Harvesting Rainwater to Combat Drought
July 29, 2015
Every time rain falls from the sky in Los Angeles, the city captures a little. In a year, the city manages to get ahold of 27,000 acre-feet of water on average, more than enough to provide over 50,000 households with water. But after four years of severe statewide drought, the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is considering an enormous rainwater capture plan that could possibly yield between 100,000 and 200,000 more acre-feet of water a year by 2035 ... read more »
California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water
July 22, 2015
The fine reflects the rising severity of California's four-year drought ... read more »
Hot Times in the City
June 24, 2015
Summer is officially here and Angelenos, as well as Californians in general, will have to face it with less water than in previous years. Less water, specifically due to new regulations laid out by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this spring but also, less water due to actual less water. ... read more »
State Water Board Presents Safe Drinking Water Plan to California Legislature
June 24, 2015
Recently, the State Water Resources Control Board shared its blueprint for supplying safe drinking water to all state residents with the delivery of the Safe Drinking Water Plan for California to the State Legislature. ... read more »
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