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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: April 17th, 2015

GOVERNOR MEETS WITH BUSINESS LEADERS ABOUT WATER DROUGHT

Published on April 17, 2015

Yesterday Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. convened officials representing a broad array of leaders that impact water usage at non-residential properties, including landscape, golf, home and garden, spa and pool, cemetery and mortuary, building and manufacturing,  | Read More » |

DROUGHT ACTIONS

Published on April 17, 2015

There is a lot going on – from regional targets in water reductions to new appliance standards for faucets, showers, and toilets – and there are a lot of source documents and local decisions that will need to be made if you want to assure you  | Read More » |

MANDATORY 25% WATER REDUCTIONS ANNOUNCED IN CALIFORNIA

Published on April 17, 2015

Let’s start from the top, as we reported two weeks ago, California Governor Jerry Brown announced an Executive Order mandating statewide water restrictions to reduce water usage by 25% over the next nine-months. We applaud the Governor for taking action  | Read More » |

URBAN WATER USE REDUCTION TARGETS 10% – 35%

Published on April 17, 2015

The State Water Resources Control Board issued recommendations for meeting the mandate of cutting water use in the state by 25%, dividing communities into four tiers of water use and assigning a targets – from 10% to 35% – for reductions. This  | Read More » |

LOCAL WATER AGENCIES SAY TARGETS UNFAIR

Published on April 17, 2015

California cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown’s order for mandatory water use reductions, but it’s not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought. Click here to read the story from the Sacramento  | Read More » |

WHO’S TO BLAME FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT?

Published on April 17, 2015

As noted above, the Governor is trying to move beyond blame and focus on solutions. However, understanding some of the political context of some of the positioning you will hear is helpful. Any local water agency will tell you that the thicket of environmental  | Read More » |

NEW WATER APPLIANCE STANDARDS ADOPTED – 1.28 GALLON TOILETS

Published on April 17, 2015

Taking action based on the directives in the Governor’s Executive Order, this week the California Energy Commission approved standards for water appliances (faucets/urinals/toilets) which they estimate will save more than 10 billion gallons of water  | Read More » |

STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD “DROUGHT PORTAL”

Published on April 17, 2015

The Water Board is trying to keep the public informed with this website that it is calling the “Drought Portal.” This is a good resource for finding primary documents and directives that are coming out of the various state agencies. We are expecting  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA WATER PLAN

Published on April 17, 2015

And in case you don’t have enough to read….Here is The California Water Plan. This document provides a “collaborative planning framework for elected officials, agencies, tribes, water and resource managers, businesses, academia, stakeholders, and  | Read More » |