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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)

Los Osos officials fail to comprehend water conservation

OPINION BY TOM SALMON The Tribune reports that the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has implemented a 50 gallon per day per person water restriction and no potable water can be used for irrigation outside. The LOCSD fails to... (Continue reading)

Do we need the proposed Paso Robles water district?

OPINION By JIM OLESNANIK I learned long ago that before you can solve a problem, you must first identify the problem and secondly, the underlying cause of that problem. What is the problem? The “problem” is dropping water levels in... (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)

Morro Bay water rates to double and then some

Morro Bay water bills will more than double over the next five years, and they will be accompanied by a similar increase in sewer rates. [Tribune] Last week, the Morro Bay City Council unanimously approved a new rate structure that... (Continue reading)

Cash-strapped Oceano operating in the red

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board recently voted to raise water rates to reduce budget deficits. However, the amounts to be garnered through the higher utility rates will not cover the overspending the board has approved in... (Continue reading)

One Los Osos well is in danger, not the entire basin

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Henny Penny (aka Chicken Little) once said, “The sky is falling; the sky is falling.” The phrase has become a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. The front page special... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Is it time to dissolve Los Osos?

OPINION By TOM SALMON Just when you thought the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) could do nothing more stupid than allowing 150 million gallons – equivalent to six months’ of their district’s supply – of fresh water to be... (Continue reading)

Water district plans colored by subterfuge

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Planning by advocates of a sprawling water district to manage the Paso Robles basin has been cloaked in secrecy and back-room deals to help insure its eventual formation. Legislation carried by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo)... (Continue reading)

Illegal groundwater ordinance proposed

OPINION By ALLEN DUCKWORTH The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance in Aug. 2013 to protect the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin from further depletion, however loopholes in that ordinance allowed for even greater vineyard planting... (Continue reading)



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