THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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GOVERNOR MANDATES A 25 PERCENT CUT IN WATER USE

Governor Jerry Brown declared a mandatory 25 percent cutback in California’s water use. If the mandatory conservation targets are not met, California cities, counties and water companies face up to $10,000 in fines for each day they are out of compliance. “We’re in a new era,” Brown said. “The idea

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STATE TO CONSIDER STRICT WATER RATIONING MEASURES TODAY

The State Water Resources Control Board considers tough water restrictions today that could reshape how we consume water. The Board will discuss the drought and water restrictions for the 400-plus water districts in the state. CalEPA researcher Max Gromberg said, “We are telling all of water districts around the state,

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SIGN UP EARLY FOR BLACK ROCK LECTURE ABOUT DROUGHT

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and Copper Mountain College are sponsoring the third event in their Black Rock lecture series, “Water in a Decade of Drought.” This free event requires pre-registration; here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how to register… Everyone wants to know, will this

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DESERT-WISE WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

Given severe water shortages from a historic drought and state emergency mandates for water reduction usage, a workshop that addresses steps that the public can take to stretch dwindling water reserves is very timely. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to participate… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association [MBCA] will host the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT NOT HAPPY WITH MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency for the entire state of California. Water districts were directed to adopt emergency regulations to encourage their customers to conserve water by prohibiting activities such as hosing down sidewalks and driveways, regulating when lawns and vegetation could be

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JOSHUA BASIN ADOPTS WATER CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT ORDINANCE

Water conservation efforts in Joshua Tree just got some teeth. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Joshua Basin Water District just made strict state standards an enforceable local ordinance… The Joshua Basin Water District met Wednesday, August 20th to discuss the new water conservation ordinance presented by the state. The ordinance

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO ENFORCE WATER CONSERVATION

The State of California is facing a major drought and local water agencies are being urged to put measures in place to prohibit wasteful water use. The state has authorized local agencies to fine water wasters up to $500 per day or violation until April 28, 2015 or drought conditions

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