Thursday, April 28, 2016

Use wisely

L.A.'s water wasters will soon face heavier fines, audits

Marty Adams, the DWP's senior assistant general manager in charge of the water system, said the changes "will improve our ability to respond to ongoing drought conditions by reaching out to and working with our customers on the higher end of the water use spectrum." AL SEIB / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As regulators mull softening the state's drought restrictions, water wasters in Los Angeles will soon face stiffer fines and water audits under a plan approved this week by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The DWP will be able to fine residents between $1,000 and $40,000 a month for what it deems "unreasonable use" of water.


Hydroelectric officials bemoan fed regulations


Federal burdens dampen California's hydroelectric power potential, PG&E and Turlock Irrigation District officials told lawmakers Tuesday. They were preaching to the Capitol Hill choir.


State weighs sharing 'pain' of Colorado River cuts

Palm Springs Desert Sun

With the Colorado River tapped beyond its limits and the level of Lake Mead in decline, representatives of California, Arizona and Nevada say they've been making progress in negotiating an agreement for all three states to share in water cutbacks in order to stave off a more severe shortage.

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