Thursday, April 23, 2015

Water grab?

Sacramento agencies call state drought program illegal

Summer vs. winter water use. SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

Suburban Sacramento water agencies Wednesday challenged the state's water conservation plan, calling the proposed drought reductions an illegal water grab. Water officials argued that the state board is misusing its authority to impose mandatory conservation, and took issue with the notion that watering lawns is an unreasonable use of water.

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When city codes clash with state, confusion reigns

KQED San Francisco

In some California cities, brown is not quite the new green. In fact, it's downright illegal. Take the Kings County city of Hanford, where one resident was pulling out some grass and putting in a rock planter to help save water. The problem is that in Hanford, it's against the law.

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Can sharing economy help drought-hit California?

GovTech.com

Why can't technology help California's farmers sell their extra water to other people who need it? Dubbed the "Airbnb for water," one startup is trying to make it easier for farmers to sell excess water to municipal, industrial, conservation or other agricultural users.

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