Water News


Pismo Beach approves building moratorium because of California’s drought

Monday, December 14, 2015

After months of delaying a decision, the Pismo Beach City Council has implemented its first building moratorium in nearly three decades in response to the statewide drought and what officials expect could be a drastic drop in water supply next year.
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Waterwise: A how-to guide to a rain garden

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rain gardens are similar to retention basins, but smaller. They are landscaped areas planted with wild flowers and other vegetation that soak up rain water coming from a roof, driveway or other surfaces.

Take a look on how to make them here.


California farmers now see drought as rule, not exception

Monday, December 07, 2015

Farmers are no strangers to struggle or drought. But this four-year drought is different than others, they say. It’s more widespread, touching nearly everyone who turns on the tap or starts an irrigation pump.

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Amid complaints about secrecy, California water bill bogs down again

Monday, December 07, 2015
A California water bill that skeptics say has been cloaked in excessive secrecy will probably miss its Capitol Hill train this year. Read the full story here.



Craft Beer Made From Greywater Gives Hope to Drought Drinkers

Monday, November 23, 2015

The California drought has turned farms fallow while making the Golden State fertile ground for creative contingency plans. Lenny Mendonca, founder of Mavericks Brewing, has one: He wants to make beer out of greywater, recycled water sourced from sewers. He’s got the tech, now he’s just waiting to figure out how thirsty his public really is.

Read the full story here.

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