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Environmental group threatens SLO County over water use

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A California advocacy group is threatening to sue San Luis Obispo County for not applying state environmental regulations when issuing permits for the construction of wells. An attorney for the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) sent a notice to the... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district tax unjust

Sue Harvey

OPINION By SUE HARVEY Open Letter to San Luis Obispo County LAFCO Commissioners: San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approved a funding plan for their proposed Paso Robles Groundwater District that unfairly taxes and penalizes rural residential users, vacant parcels, and... (Continue reading)

Public speaks on water issue, despite Gibson’s objection

Supervisor Bruce Gibson
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A week after County Supervisor Bruce Gibson said the public had already spoken on the issue of Paso Robles groundwater basin restrictions, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a seven-hour meeting, largely dealing with that controversy. Gibson is... (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)

Pismo Beach plans to recycle wastewater

The Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously on April 21 to begin pursuing a recycled water facility at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. City staff estimates that recycling wastewater could add as much as 950 acre feet to the city’s... (Continue reading)

Supervisors agree on restricting exportation of groundwater

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that it will make it difficult to export groundwater out of a local basin or into another county. [Tribune] Anyone wishing to export groundwater... (Continue reading)

California plans to cut off state water

California officials announced Friday plans to shut off state water allotments to farmers and communities beginning in the spring. [MercuryNews] For the first time in its 54-year history, the State Water Project won’t allot any water to the 25 million... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court tosses Santa Maria groundwater rights case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the disputed Santa Maria Groundwater Basin management plan, ending 16 years of costly litigation over water supplies in Northern Santa Barbara County and Southern San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)