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Corning cemetery uniquely conserves water during drought

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Sunset Hill Cemetery received grant money to hire three workers to help in drought-relief efforts through June 2016.
he drought relief grant was given by the state of California to Tehama County to divide up.

"Cemeteries typically use a lot of water," said Steve Crane of the Corning Cemetery District. "At one time we were known as the 'Corning car wash' because when people would drive by their cars would get watered. That was from our sprinklers pouring water into the roads. But not anymore."
Crane added the cemetery replaced the sprinkler system with a high tech drip system.

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Drought Keeps California Water Delivery Companies Busy

Monday, November 23, 2015

More than 2,000 California homeowners have run out of water in the drought, according to the state website that tracks such data.

But many homeowners whose wells have run dry haven’t reported it. They’re relying on water delivery companies instead.

One Nevada County company is seeing a booming business as a result.
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Water conservation in Chico brought up the water levels below our feet

Monday, November 23, 2015
Chico’s efforts to save water are showing up in an increase in groundwater levels.

In September, California Water Service customers in Chico saved 35.9 percent vs. the same month in 2013, whittling the per capita use to 140.4 gallons per day.

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Volvo wants to help Californians save water with dirty cars

Monday, November 23, 2015

Toward the end of October, Volvo announced the Driving Dirty Movement, complete with its own Twitter hastag, aimed at conserving water in drought-stricken California. The challenge asked residents to not wash their cars for a month, the figures showing that just one car-wash-less page on the calendar could save the state 18 million gallons of water.
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Santa Monica’s Water Sprinkler Zan Likely a First

Monday, November 23, 2015
In what seems to be a first in drought-stricken California, the City of Santa Monica is banning the use of nearly all new water sprinklers for landscaping, deeming the centuries-old system a water waster.

Sprinkling systems for all new developments and new sprinklers in existing landscapes, including parkways, are prohibited as of the end of the month, City officials said.

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