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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)

Atascadero families to pay more for high water use

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?

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)

Pismo Beach council tables building moratorium

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?

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)

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)

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)

Here’s the best motive to love or hate a new water district

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Advocates of a proposed Paso Robles basin water district trooped to the microphone Tuesday like dutiful crusaders, all to inform San Luis Obispo County supervisors of the many reasons for their support. Here’s a really good... (Continue reading)

Stop the Laetitia development

Opinion By TIM TOOMEY The Laetitia proposed ag cluster project, which has been pending since 2004, intends to build 102 estate homes on minimum one acre sites located between Nipomo and Arroyo Grande. It is scheduled for Planning Commission review... (Continue reading)



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