Water conservation

Morning traffic makes it's way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LA County adopts emergency water conservation regulations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to limit outdoor watering and require water suppliers to closely monitor use. Supervisor Don Knabe recommended the county adopt emergency regulations set […]

07/22/2014

Sprinklers water a lawn Tuesday morning,  July 15, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Law blocks some brown lawn fees during droughts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2100 following an April emergency order […]

07/22/2014

Sprinklers water a lawn Tuesday morning,  July 15, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

List of biggest water saving, guzzling districts in California

Despite the governor’s call for conservation amid a historic drought, California water agencies across the state collectively reported a 1 percent increase in water use in May 2014 compared to the same month over the […]

07/17/2014

"Michael Korte and Laura Whitney (not pictured) home where their grass has suffered as they have tried to use less water due to the severe drought. She recently received a letter from the city's code enforcement bureau saying she has 60 days to green up her lawn or face fines and penalties in Glendora, Calif., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. 
 (Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News)

A couple in Glendora face fines over brown lawn

A Glendora woman’s effort to do her part to conserve water leads to her getting a threatening letter for not having a lush green lawn. Laura Whitney-Korte reduced watering her lawn to two times a […]

07/17/2014

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, washes a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and disinfectant on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines of up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The rules would prohibit watering of landscaping to the point that runoff spills onto sidewalks or streets. Hosing down sidewalks, driveways and other hard surfaces would be prohibited, as would washing vehicles without a shut-off nozzle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California approves fines for water-wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing. The action on Tuesday by the State […]

07/16/2014

A freeway sign in Los Angeles advising motorists to save water because of the state's severe drought. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California water use rises amid severe drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians have increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining. The State Water […]

07/15/2014

A sign alerts visitors to water conservation efforts at the state Capitol, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Vote expected today on proposal to fine California water-wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California regulators are considering fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The State Water Resources Control Board is […]

07/15/2014

A road sign reads: "Serious Drought Help Save Water" on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Water conservation urged in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos don’t have much to fear from a state agency considering big fines for people who waste water. The State Water Resources Board will consider next week a plan that would […]

07/11/2014

A freeway sign in Los Angeles advising motorists to save water because of the state's severe drought. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California board considers fines for wasting water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for […]

07/09/2014

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Financial incentives offered to conserve water in SoCal

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is hoping that sweetening financial incentives will encourage residents and businesses to conserve water during the statewide drought. Metropolitan’s Board of Directors is doubling the incentive for turf […]

05/15/2014

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