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Local water providers encourage you to go blue, and get green

Big Bear Lake, CA

Monday, July 27, 2015

Good deeds should be rewarded. That’s the sentiment behind the North Shore Trading Company’s first ever “Go Blue-Get Green” water conservation drawing to be held next month. The drawing will be held August 31 for a $100 gift card to the store. Local residents and homeowners just need to bring their bill to the business between now and August 30 to show they have saved at least 25% over last year’s use for the same summer months. North Shore Trading Company is located at 39130 North Shore Drive in Fawnskin next to the post office.

Public Eye: Nearly 1 in 10 gallons of water disappears in Sacramento

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nearly 1 in 10 gallons of water vanishes as it flows through pipes and mains in Sacramento’s antiquated drinking-water utility system.

That’s an estimate. No one really knows for sure how much water is lost. Almost half of the city utility’s nearly 126,000 residential connections don’t have meters tracking and tallying how much they use. Because of this, there’s no way of precisely knowing how much water goes missing because of leaky pipes, loose connections, theft or at city hydrants.

Officials at Sacramento’s Department of Utilities aren’t the only ones in the region guessing at the percentage of the water that disappears from municipal pipes.

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California Drought: Recent Above-Average Rain No Help

Friday, July 24, 2015

The U.S. Drought Monitor released July 23 reflects improvements in drought conditions for the Southwest U.S. But the recent above-average rain in California has "had little impact on the overall drought situation in the state."

"During the weekend, residual moisture associated with Hurricane Dolores fueled showers and thunderstorms across southwestern California and western Arizona leading to locally heavy rainfall accumulations and flash flooding," stated the report. "Despite well-above-average precipitation in southern California during the past 90 days, recent rainfall has had little impact on the overall drought situation in the state."

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Save Our Water and California ReLeaf Partner to Stress Importance of Tree Care During Drought

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fresno Runs Social Experiment To Stop Water Wasters

Thursday, July 23, 2015

What’s the difference between a smiling mascot and a stern warning? More than 2. 5 million gallons of water a month in Fresno. That’s according to a social experiment the city ran to encourage greater water conservation.

Fresno used data from the city’s water meters to target people watering on non-approved days and sent each home one of two different fliers.

One is black and white and appears very serious. The other is in color and features a playful mascot.

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