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California may fine water district $1.5 million

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A Northern California water district with water rights dating back to 1914 may face a record $1.5 million fine. [LA Times] Regulators with the State Water Resources Control Board have drafted a proposal to fine the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District. If... (Continue reading)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

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OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso Robles water basin, which is... (Continue reading)

Tom Selleck accused of water theft

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A Central Coast water district filed a suit Tuesday against Magnum PI star Tom Selleck, after a real private investigator discovered the actor allegedly stealing water from a public hydrant. [LA Times] In the lawsuit, the Calleguas Municipal Water District... (Continue reading)

Water leaks for hours in Los Osos after construction mishap

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Water flowed into the streets of Los Osos for more than five hours Monday, following a construction accident in which a sewer repair contractor struck a water main. [Tribune] The water main broke around 10:30 a.m. at Green Oaks Drive... (Continue reading)

SLO water exceeds chemical compound limit

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A chemical compound that is a by-product of chlorine has exceeded the drinking water safety limit in at least some San Luis Obispo households. City water monitors recently discovered that the amount of trihalomethanes in a water supply sample exceeded... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College closes small pool because of leaks

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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)

Cuesta College losing 35,000 gallons of water daily

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By KAREN VELIE Amid a four-year drought, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has nearly doubled its water usage primarily because of a leaking pool. And college officials plan to keep the pool open while putting off any substantial repairs... (Continue reading)

Water and sewer sale in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT You haven’t heard about it, though, because the city wants you to believe they’re doing the opposite, encouraging you to conserve water with appropriate “conservation pricing.” Like much at our city hall, that’s smoke and mirrors.... (Continue reading)

SLO to ration water if residents don’t cut use

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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

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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)



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