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Coverage of one of California's most severe dry spells on record and its dramatic turnaround

Mar 31, 2015

"Smart Meters" Crack Down on Water Wasters

"Smart Meters" Crack Down on Water Wasters

New high-tech "smart meters" are helping the city of Long Beach crack down on water wasters.

Jul 17, 2014

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,...

Feb 27, 2014

City OKs Toughest Water Restrictions in SoCal

City OKs Toughest Water Restrictions in SoCal

Some of the toughest water restrictions in Southern California were approved Thursday, after a splash of rain from a quick-moving storm and a heavier system in the forecast inspired muted celebration in...

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