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'Droughtshaming' hopes to out California water cheats

Thursday, May 21, 2015
#Droughtshaming - a practice that began online last year - is back again as California enters its fourth summer of extreme drought. Residents who catch their neighbours wasting water are posting pictures and videos, often with addresses, on Facebook and Twitter as well as via apps. (It is the home of Silicon Valley, after all.)

Despite calls for massive reduction in water use and the threat of fines for those who waste water, there are still Californians washing their cars and watering their lawns. 

Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-32789579

 

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MOU Revision - June 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015
As many of you know, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the Council Board approved changes to BMP 1.4. It directed the BMP 1.4 Board Committee to finalize language and explanatory materials. On Wednesday, May 20, the Board reviewed the final language and materials and found them in conformity with its March 10 vote. As such, it has sent the proposed changes to the full membership for a formal vote.

State Water Board Adopts 25% Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
From the State Water Resources Control Board 5/5/2015 media release:

"With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted anemergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 Executive Order.[...]

The conservation savings for all urban water suppliers (serving more than 3,000 connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GPCD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide and will take effect June 1st. For specific information on the tiers and the suppliers in each tier, please visit here."

Note that it will take the SWRCB a few days to get the final Emergency Regulations document up on the Emergency Regulations Development webpage.
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