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MWD Increases Turf Removal and Water Conservation Program Budget to Record $450 Million

Thursday, May 28, 2015
In response to the continued drought, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors Tuesday approved a $350 million increase to its existing budget for turf removal and water conservation programs bringing it to a total of $450 million. According to MWD, the conservation budget is now the largest of its kind in the nation.

Read the full story here: http://www.acwa.com/news/conservation/mwd-increases-turf-removal-and-water-conservation-program-budget-record-450-millio


Job Opportunity: Water Conservation Specialist

Long Beach Water Department

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Under general direction, develop, implement, and sustain Long Beach Water Department water conservation programs; recommend and coordinate water conservation programs. Read more...

California farmers strike water-saving deal with state

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A group of farmers in the heart of California's agricultural region have cut a historic deal with the state to reduce their water use by 25 percent in exchange for avoiding deeper mandatory cuts sure to come later.

Officials say the pact could serve as a model for other farmers throughout the state struggling against the drought.

Read the full story here: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/environment-and-nature/20150523/qa-california-farmers-strike-water-saving-deal-with-state


City to choose trees over grass as it conserves water

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Save the trees, kill some grass.

That’s the most simple message in the city of Davis’ comprehensive plan to tackle its own water use to help the community reach a 28-percent water conservation mandate from the state, compared to 2013 numbers.

Read the full story here: http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city-to-choose-trees-over-grass-as-it-conserves-water/


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.
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