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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.

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California Water Agencies Want More Flexibility To Meet Conservation Requirements

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sacramento-area water agencies are hoping that the state will give them less stringent water conservation requirements going forward.Last week in an executive order, California Governor Jerry Brown called for extending water restrictions through October next year if the drought continues.But Sacramento water districts told California agency leaders Tuesday they need more flexibility to meet mandatory water conservation targets.

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Berkeley Lab Water Conservation Efforts Pay Off in Unexpected Ways

Monday, November 23, 2015

With California in an extreme drought, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) started a number of water conservation efforts two years ago. But when Chief Sustainability Officer John Elliott started seeing drops in water usage that were much larger than what could be attributed to the conservation projects, he realized there was something more at play.

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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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