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CA drought brings fines, shaming

CA drought brings fines, shaming

. After a wave of new rules, regulations and crackdowns, many water-conserving Californians have evaded formal and informal punishment. With no end in sight, however, others have begun to face both forms of penalties. The mood of the public and officials alike has tilted hard against outsized consumers. Although “water providers such as the Los Angeles Department of […]

Camarillo City Council: Water Conservation Ordinance Introduced

Camarillo City Council: Water Conservation Ordinance Introduced

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council met on October 14, click 2015. Tom Fox, Public Works Director, discussed Camarillo’s long term sustainable water conservation plan and gave a presentation incorporating the plan as presented at the Camarillo Public Library on October 5th HERE. Camarillo launched the long term plan ten years ago. The plan […]

Camarillo’s Goal: No Impact on Existing Water Customers

Camarillo’s Goal: No Impact on Existing Water Customers

Californians are facing some of the biggest water supply challenges in the history of the State, particularly when the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 in April 2015 which mandated statewide water conservation efforts be met by all water agencies. On behalf of the Camarillo City Council and myself, we thank the Camarillo community for once […]

CA may save enough to skip big water works

CA may save enough to skip big water works

. Demonstrating the simple power of reducing daily water usage, Californians have impressed regulators and policymakers by taking a huge bite out of statewide consumption. “The numbers reflect broad conservation success at a crucial time,” the Sacramento Bee reported. “Last year, Californians used more water in July than any other month, mostly because of lawn […]

Californians slash water use by 27.3 percent in June

Californians slash water use by 27.3 percent in June

. Motivated by a fourth year of drought — and mandatory water cuts — Californians reduced urban water use by 27.3 percent in June, compared with the same month two years ago, the state reported on Thursday. The results are the first since state-ordered water cuts went into effect June 1. They exceeded the 25 percent conservation target mandated […]

Ventura County Waterworks puts up website to help users save H2O

Ventura County Waterworks puts up website to help users save H2O

With the drought in its fourth year, and water supplies in short supply, Ventura County Waterworks has put up a helpful site for the districts under its management.  At Slow Your H20 you can check for usage updates, watering schedules and tips on saving what has become a very precious commodity in California. On April […]

CA drought spawns regulatory struggles

CA drought spawns regulatory struggles

Camarillo Officials Encourage Residents to Apply For Water Saving Rebates

Camarillo Officials Encourage Residents to Apply For Water Saving Rebates

Thousand Oaks cut water use by 31% in June

Thousand Oaks cut water use by 31% in June

Thousand Oaks residents are responding to unprecedented drought conditions and have become more water conscious in the past couple months. The City cut water use by 31 % in June 2015 as compared to 2013, clinic according to City water data. The decline in water usage will help the City in its effort to meet […]

New Water Heater Standards to Impact Homeowners

New Water Heater Standards to Impact Homeowners

By Jennifer Felten . In 1987, Congress enacted the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”), which regulates energy consumption of specific household appliances. NAECA creates uniform efficiency standards for certain household appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, clothes dryers and water heaters. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy, pursuant to NAECA, issued a Final […]

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