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Oxnard, CA | Water Shortage: What The City Is Not Doing

Oxnard, CA | Water Shortage: What The City Is Not Doing

by Lawrence Stein   It is my understanding that there are over 43,000 residential water customers. Historically, staff has stated that the typical household uses 1/2-acre foot of water per year. It is my recollection of documents I saw around 2010, the top 5 industrial users of water used 5,000-acre feet of water per year […]

California: Water Conservation Legacy of Governor Jerry Brown

California: Water Conservation Legacy of Governor Jerry Brown

By Sheryl Hamlin Not only did Governor Brown sign the landmark Strategic Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in 2014 for the management and sustainability of local groundwater, but in 2018 he signed a pair of laws for the preservation of locally delivered water supplies. From the State website: AB 1668 and SB 606 build on Governor […]

Diminishing Return for Ventura Water Conservation Effort

Diminishing Return for Ventura Water Conservation Effort

By Dan Cormode (Ventura) Mayor and Members of the City Council, I am concerned that the expenditure of funds for water conservation efforts has reached a point of diminishing return and am suggesting that Ventura Water be requested by the City Council to substantiate the effectiveness of funds previously expended on water conservation efforts. Analysis […]

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Energy Efficiency News of the damaged spillways at Oroville Dam and corresponding evacuations seemed to coincide perfectly with the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“State Board”) announcement of its draft resolution on climate change. While California was busy avoiding a catastrophic flood, at least for now, the State Board was devising ways to prevent and prepare […]

Not A Drop of Water Conserved in Flood Control Planned for the Santa Clara River

Not A Drop of Water Conserved in Flood Control Planned for the Santa Clara River

Camarillo City Council: Water conservation update

Camarillo City Council: Water conservation update

Staff presented a brief water conservation report at the Camarillo City Council meeting on September 9, 2015. The City initiated a long-term planning and action strategy ten years ago. The plan has resulted in compliance with Governor Brown’s executive order to reduce water usage by 25% statewide based on a 2013 baseline. Based on Camarillo’s […]

Rehab in the Canyons, 20% Water Reduction, Waste Water Secrets and Comedy- 10/6 Santa Paula City Council Mtg.

Rehab in the Canyons, 20% Water Reduction, Waste Water Secrets and Comedy- 10/6 Santa Paula City Council Mtg.

By Sheryl Hamlin   The October 6th Santa Paula City council meeting was an informative one hour and twenty five minute session. In a comedic shuffling of speaker cards during the first five minutes, Mayor Cook said he was learning how to run the meetings after nine months at the head of the dais. Rehab […]

Oxnard City Council- Drought deliberations, artistic endeavor support, human trafficking and more

Oxnard City Council- Drought deliberations, artistic endeavor support, human trafficking and more

By George Miller Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting February 25, 2014 04h 58m Agenda Minutes Video Drought  (Agenda K-1) Response to the worst drought since records were kept in California was the most important topic discussed at Feb. 25th City Council meeting. Oxnard imports 40% of its water, a far lower […]