Wednesday, May 06, 2015

California Approves Water-Saving Rules to Combat Drought

 California’s water regulators have approved steep mandatory cuts in water usage as the western U.S. state struggles amid a catastrophic drought now in its fourth year.

The State Water Resources Control Board voted 5-0 Tuesday on a plan that calls on cities and local agencies to reduce water usage by amounts ranging from eight percent to 36 percent in cities that use the most water. 

The mandatory restrictions are the first of their kind imposed in California. 

Recent figures released by the board show that Californians reduced their water usage by less than four percent in March compared with the same...

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  1. Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday...

    The loss comes as the state is in its fourth year of a devastating drought that has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to impose the state's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use, up to 36 percent in some communities.

    Alameda County Water District officials told the newspaper that the agency reported the incident, which caused the water to run into the San Francisco Bay, to police around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

    "This is a very significant loss of water under any circumstances, and more so in the drought conditions we are experiencing," water district general manager Robert Shaver told the newspaper. "It is an utterly senseless, destructive and wasteful thing to do."

    The 49 million gallons were to be used by residents and businesses in the city of Fremont, some 33 miles (53 km) southeast of San Francisco, and surrounding communities, officials told the paper.

    Water officials said that while the amount of water could have supplied 500 homes for a year, the loss would not likely have a "long-term impact on its water supply operations," according to the paper.


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