Posts Tagged ‘California drought’


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Rattlesnakes attack Northern California toddlers

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Two Northern California toddlers have suffered rattlesnake bites in the past week, and veterinarians are warning state residents that the drought is bringing the venomous snakes closer to humans. [ABC 7] Two-year-old Ishneed Kaur was bitten Tuesday night while playing... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College losing 35,000 gallons of water daily

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By KAREN VELIE Amid a four-year drought, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has nearly doubled its water usage primarily because of a leaking pool. And college officials plan to keep the pool open while putting off any substantial repairs... (Continue reading)

Water and sewer sale in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT You haven’t heard about it, though, because the city wants you to believe they’re doing the opposite, encouraging you to conserve water with appropriate “conservation pricing.” Like much at our city hall, that’s smoke and mirrors.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero families to pay more for high water use

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The Atascadero Mutual Water Co. is raising rates for residential consumers who use the most water, and all city water users could soon face surcharges. [Tribune] AMWC officials have identified approximately 9,300 single-family residences, or about 20 percent Atascadero homes,... (Continue reading)

Are immigrants to blame for California’s drought?

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A statewide media campaign pinning blame for California’s drought on immigrants has kicked off a debate on whether state immigration laws have an affect on water shortages. [LA Times] Santa Barbara-based Californians for Population Stabilization has long called for tougher... (Continue reading)

Starbucks to move water business out of California

A week after media reported that Starbucks was running a bottled water business out of drought-stricken areas of California, the coffee giant announced it is moving the sourcing and production of Ethos Water to Pennsylvania. [LA Times] The Starbucks subsidiary... (Continue reading)

Starbucks selling California water amid drought

Amid the worst drought in California history, Starbucks is bottling California sourced spring water to sell in their coffee houses.  [Time] Ethos Water was founded in 2002 in Southern California with a promise to help battle global water issues. For... (Continue reading)

Central Valley facing another dry year

The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has announced it will not release reservoir water for most Central Valley farmers for the second straight year. [KCOY] Farmers are scrambling to find other water sources, uprooting or not planting their fields, while others... (Continue reading)

Cambria emergency water project behind schedule

The Cambria Community Services District did not meet its target date of earlier this week to launch its $9 million emergency water supply project. [Tribune] CSD workers are nearing completion of a water treatment plant and supply system that will... (Continue reading)

Cambria considering reversing irrigation ban

The Cambria Community Services Board of Directors is considering reversing a policy implemented earlier this year that prohibits residents from using district water for domestic irrigation purposes. [Tribune] The board will decide Thursday whether or not to lift the ban,... (Continue reading)



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