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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big

Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big

One San Diego couple’s yard is certainly worth admiring: their drought-friendly landscape has just won a big contest.

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016

Water District to Crown Landscape Winner

Water District to Crown Landscape Winner

The Otay Water District will soon choose a winner of its 2016 landscape contest, which seeks out yards that prioritize water conservation and eco-friendly features.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

These Water Districts Missed Conservation Goals

These Water Districts Missed Conservation Goals

More San Diego County water districts are beginning to miss their conservation goals, according to new numbers from the State Water Control Board.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

Why Water Rates Are Rising

Why Water Rates Are Rising

It seems unfair. You’ve fixed your leaks, you’ve shortened your showers and you’ve let your lawn go brown. Still, you'll most likely be paying more for water next year.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

South Bay Group Opposes Recycled Water Rate Hike

South Bay Group Opposes Recycled Water Rate Hike

A South Bay group facing increase recycled water rates are calling for changes to the billing system.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

Helix Water District Approves Rate Hike

Helix Water District Approves Rate Hike

Residents were outraged Wednesday when they learned of the proposed rate hike.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

El Nino Could Be Bad for Snowpack: Water Authority

El Nino Could Be Bad for Snowpack: Water Authority

As the state revealed how much local water districts saved in August, the San Diego County Water Authority is tempering expectations for this year’s El Nino, saying it may not be a drought buster.

Friday, Sep 18, 2015

District Offers Free Recycled Water in East County

District Offers Free Recycled Water in East County

A water district in drought-stricken east San Diego is tapping into a program that offers free recycled water for residents to use on their dry lawns.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MWD Increases Budget for Conservation Programs

 MWD Increases Budget for Conservation Programs

Water officials say the Turf Removal Program, that offers rebates for residents who swap out their lawns, is so popular it's $100 million budget is running out of money.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Water District to Patrol for Water Wasters

Water District to Patrol for Water Wasters

A water district in San Marcos plans to launch a patrol program next week to keep an eye out for water wasters and those in violation of drought ordinances.

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Reservoir Levels: A map showing the most recent levels for reservoirs across the state.

 

Facts About California's Water System: A closer look at our water supply from the Association of California Water Agencies.

 

Program and Incentives: Rebates and incentive programs for residents and businesses collected by Water Smart San Diego County.

 

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