Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fresh targets

California's water-reduction mandates set for revision

State water regulators are set to release an updated plan for conservation during the drought. KCBS Los Angeles

KCBS Los Angeles

Gov. Brown proposes $10,000 fine for water waste in drought

Associated Press

California regulators are revising the state's plan for saving water with mandatory water-use reduction targets. The State Water Resources Control Board today is scheduled to update its drought conservation plan, which has been under fire from some local water departments. See the proposed cuts for water use for every community and check back for the latest updates.


Mayors drink recycled sewage to tout water plan

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and other Silicon Valley leaders on Monday took big gulps of recycled water — filtered, cleaned and disinfected sewage — to show that it is safe and should be a growing part of Silicon Valley's drinking water future.


Student's invention makes water out of thin air

KGTV San Diego

A University of San Diego freshman may have a solution for California's drought. Konstantin Avdienko, 18, calls his invention a "water condenser." He has entered it in USD's Changemaker Challenge, an innovation competition asking students to pitch ideas and inventions that can make the world a better, greener place.

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