Running Dry

Running Dry

Drought-stricken California communities face a third-consecutive dry year with no relief in sight

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 03:55 PM PDT

App Allows Users to Report Local Water Waste

App Allows Users to Report Local Water Waste

For concerned California residents wondering how to report water-wasting in their neighborhoods during the state's historic drought, there's an app for that.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 05:42 AM PDT

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

It's official, the so-called "water cops" are coming to the South Bay. The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board unanimously voted to spend up to $500,000 to hire five to 10 new water cops Tuesday night.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 06:17 AM PDT

SoCal Cities Consider Tough New Water Waste Rules

SoCal Cities Consider Tough New Water Waste Rules

The cities of Pasadena and Arcadia are considering emergency water restrictions in response to the historic state drought.

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:41 PM PDT

Residents Urged to Maintain Lawns, Save Water

Residents Urged to Maintain Lawns, Save Water

As California officials urge residents to cut down on their water usage, one Southern California couple found itself stuck between being fined for saving water and being fined for using it.

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 03:57 PM PDT

Water Agencies Find Further Conservation Gains to Be Elusive

Water Agencies Find  Further Conservation Gains to Be Elusive

The two largest cities in Los Angeles County have already imposed water waste restrictions similar to the regulations that will take effect statewide next month. Though already empowered to impose fines,...

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:26 AM PDT
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By Jeanne Kuang

SoCal Water Waste

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