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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)

Leaks shut down Nacimiento Pipeline

San Luis Obispo County’s $176 million pipeline project is delivering no water to participating cities and communities and may not resume operation for weeks. [Tribune] The Nacimiento Pipeline, which delivers water to Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and parts... (Continue reading)

Atascadero residents trying to refill lake

A group of concerned residents is attempting to refill the nearly dry Atascadero Lake. [Tribune] Friends of Atascadero Lake is proposing drilling a well at a home on the 8300 block of Portola Road and piping the water to the... (Continue reading)

Cambria water rates could double

Cambria water rates could soon double if the community moves forward with an $8.8 million emergency water supply project. [Tribune] After a protest failed Thursday night, the Cambria Community Services District board voted unanimously to approve a major rate hike.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach declares Stage 3 drought

The Grover Beach City Council declared a Stage 3 drought Monday evening. The drought declaration will impose numerous water restrictions on residents and businesses in the city. Residents may no longer wash cars, boats, sidewalks or driveways unless they use... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara turning to desal to curb drought

The city of Santa Barbara is preparing to open its untapped desalination plant in order to cope with the ongoing drought. [KEYT] Santa Barbara constructed the plant in 1991 following a five-year drought, but the city only used it in... (Continue reading)

Drought spans all of California for first time in 15 years

The entire state of California has entered a drought for the first time in 15 years, according to a report released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). [LA Times] The NCDC rates drought conditions on five levels of severity.... (Continue reading)

Californians divided on water shortage solutions

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters. However, residents are deeply divided on how to solve the dilemma. [MercuryNews] The deepest... (Continue reading)



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