Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Prop. 1 passes easily

Voters confirm a wave of support for state water bond

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

California's aging water infrastructure and collection of ecosystems will receive a $7.5 billion injection of taxpayer dollars, as voters on Tuesday approved a sizable bond that had become a priority for lawmakers and the governor. Voters approved Proposition 1 by 66.8 percent to 33.2 percent. Now, the scramble for bond money is on.

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Water use is all over the map, state report shows

Los Angeles Times

In posh parts of San Diego County, residents on average used more than 580 gallons of water a day in September. Angelenos in less-affluent East L.A. used 48 gallons a day, according to data released Tuesday, which shows for the first time just how dramatically water use varies among California communities.

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U.S. water use at lowest levels since before 1970

U.S. Geological Survey

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

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