Posts Tagged ‘drought’

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Paso Robles to adopt a ban on front lawns


Builders will soon find it more difficult to construct homes with front lawns in Paso Robles. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 to ban front lawns at new residential developments. Builders can work around the ban,... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers


California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices causing them to bear the... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College closes small pool because of leaks

Cuesta pool

Cuesta College announced Wednesday it is closing its small 60,000 gallon pool to make emergency safety repairs to the pool lining. The small pool will be closed indefinitely, Cuesta College officials said in a press release. The unplanned repairs have... (Continue reading)

SLO to ration water if residents don’t cut use


The city of San Luis Obispo plans to institute water rationing if residents do not cut their water use by more than 10 percent over the next few months. [Tribune] Individual residents of San Luis Obispo currently use about 72... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach council tables building moratorium

Barrel to Barrel in Pismo Beach

Following objections from residents and developers, the Pismo Beach City Council tabled a proposed building moratorium. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council considered adopting an ordinance that would prohibit the city from issuing building permits for vacant lots. Developers could only... (Continue reading)

Is Diablo desal SLO County’s next water source?

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is slated to approve an agreement Tuesday that, in emergency situations, will allow the county’s branch of Cal Fire to purchase desalinated water from Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Pacific Gas & Electric... (Continue reading)

California cities, towns must cut water use by 25 percent

California Governor Jerry Brown announced an executive order Wednesday that will require all cities and towns in the state to cut their water use 25 percent from 2013 levels. [LA Times] The executive order is California’s first mandatory water use... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to sell water to rural residents

The Paso Robles City Council has approved a plan to sell water to North County residents living outside the city limits who are struggling to cope with the ongoing drought. [Tribune] On Sept. 2, the council voted to reverse a... (Continue reading)

Water rates hike in Cambria

Water rates will effectively double in Cambria Monday, as utility users begin paying for an emergency water system. Previously, the average residential water bill in Cambria was $48.02. It is now $109.02 when the water system is in operation and... (Continue reading)

SLO council adopts water restrictions

The San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a package of water use restrictions Tuesday that will place the city in compliance with a state mandate. [Tribune] At the direction of the State Water Resources Control Board, all municipal water suppliers... (Continue reading)

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