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Barnidge: Instead of worrying about more water, how about conserving what we have?

By Tom Barnidge Contra Costa Times Columnist

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The way Chris Dundon, Contra Costa Water District's conservation coordinator, tells the story, the customer who called for advice was a transplant from San Francisco with a yard so large it required 28 watering stations. Most were drip irrigation, some were sprinklers, and nearly all were broken. That's what accounted for his enormous water bill… Read the full story: http://www.contracostatimes.com/barnidge/ci_26226513/barnidge-instead-worrying-about-more-water-how-about


California Drought: Who's wasting water? We want to know

From the Mercury News

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

No, not about your rich neighbor washing his BMW in the driveway without a nozzle. (Unless it's Zuck or Gov. Jerry Brown -- or better yet, Larry Ellison hosing down his yacht.)  We're not looking to turn neighbor against neighbor, but we're out to find the really flagrant water violators, the big fish, and you can help. We're hunting for the government agency or large company wasting water as California's worst drought in decades worsens… Read the full story: http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_26221839/california-drought-whos-wasting-water-we-want-know


The Public Eye: Voluntary water conservation not effective, data show

By Matt Weiser and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Voluntary conservation measures are not reliably saving water during the worst drought to hit California in a generation, according to data from water agencies across the state. Only mandatory conservation rules, backed by a threat of fines, seem to prompt consumers to save… Read the full story: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/28/6586310/voluntary-water-conservation-not.html


Register Today for the 2014 AMI Symposium

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Register today for the Council's 2014 AMI Symposium being held on September 16, 2014 at the West Sacramento Galleria. This AMI Symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the technology itself, how it can be used for water conservation purposes, pertinent economic considerations, and practical advice from utility and industry representatives.  For more information and to register, please visit the AMI Symposium Page.
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